Our Practice Objective
Our goals are all about helping people of all ages attain a state of optimal physical health and well being through correction of vertebral subluxations.
Vertebral subluxation is a condition where one or more of the 24 vertebra in the spinal column no longer functions as it is designed to. This poor joint function of the spine can cause irritation to spinal nerve tissues, thus interfering with the nerves’ ability to transfer impulses to other organs and tissues in the body, which can directly and adversely affect your overall health.
Our practice objective is to restore proper joint function by properly correcting spinal fixations. The goal of these adjustments are to help your body function at it’s highest possible potential.
Pain or symptoms caused by muscle (myo) or fascia is described as myofascial. Myofascial pain is usually not specific and is often described by the patient as a 'deep ache', 'tightness' or 'tenderness' in an area. It can vary in intensity and radiate to other areas. Other symptoms can include reduced range of motion of muscles and joints, stiffness, fatigue, weakness, numbness or a tingling sensation. There are many other symptoms depending on the condition and patients can have one or many symptoms.
Common conditions that Myotherapists can treat include:
Sporting & occupational injuries, Stiffness & pain associated with poor posture, Associated joint & vertebral dysfunction & pain, Acute & chronic conditions affecting function & mobility, Scoliosis / Kyphosis, Headaches / migraines, Acute and chronic stiff and painful neck, Chronic overuse syndromes - tendonitis, RSI, tennis/golfer's elbow, carpal tunnel, Acute & chronic back pain / 'sciatica', Shoulder pain, impingement syndrome, frozen shoulder, Hand & finger numbness / tingling – thoracic outlet syndrome, Knee, leg & foot pain – shin splints, patella tracking dysfunction, runners knee, ankle sprains, Arthritis / Multiple Sclerosis, Pregnancy – pre/post natal complaint, Chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgi Pain & dysfunction associated with stress & tension, Rehabilitative stage of an injury or illness.
Naturopathy maintains that the body can heal itself if it is given the right circumstances and conditions. A range of treatments or therapies are used to stimulate the body’s own healing powers or ‘vital force’. Treatment may include nutritional medicine, dietetics, herbal medicine, homoeopathy, lifestyle advice and tactile therapies, such as massage, acupressure or Bowen technique.
Many of the foundations of naturopathy – such as the importance of diet, clean fresh water, sunlight, exercise and stress management – have been adopted by conventional medicine.
Early detection and prevention of health issues
Naturopathy has a strong focus on the prevention of health issues and the early detection of a person’s likelihood of developing a health disorder (predisposition). Naturopathy is also very effective at treating acute and chronic health issues.
Naturopathy aims to:
Support the body’s vital force (its capacity to self-heal)
Re-balance the system so that illness is less likely to occur in the future
Commonly treated disorders:
Mood disorders and depression
Allergies and sensitivities
Chronic fatigue syndrome
Musculoskeletal complaints such as arthritis
Cardiovascular (heart and blood vessel) problems
High blood pressure
Hormonal imbalances, such as premenstrual tension and menopause.
Psychotherapy consists of a series of techniques for treatingmental health, emotional and some psychiatric disorders. Psychotherapy helps the patient understand what helps them feel positive or anxious, as well as accepting their strong and weak points. If people can identify their feelings and ways of thinking they become better at coping with difficult situations.
According to Medilexicon's medical dictionary, psychotherapy is"Treatment of emotional, behavioral, personality, and psychiatric disorders based primarily on verbal or nonverbal communication and interventions with the patient, in contrast to treatments using chemical and physical measures." Simply put, psychotherapy aims to alleviate psychological distress through talking, rather than drugs.
Psychotherapy is commonly used for psychological problems that have had a number of years to accumulate. It only works if a trusting relationship can be built up between the client and the psychotherapist (in psychology "client" can mean "patient"). Treatment can continue for several months, and even years. Psychotherapy may be practiced on a one-to-one basis, or in pairs, and even in groups. Generally, sessions occur about once a week and last one hour.
Indumed Magnetic Field Therapy is a new development based on the simulations of the naturally occurring electromagnetic waves which exist between the earth's surface and the ionosphere.
This unit generates an electromagnetic pulse of very low strength which is similar in nature and intensity to the magnetic field of the earth.
This low field strength is an almost natural field which is much more in harmony with the body's own energies than are some other magnetic therapies of greater strength.
Research shows that magnetic field therapy of this nature has a positive effect on the integrity of the cell-membrane as well as improving the cellular communication via the nerve synapses.
Ergonomic assessments, also referred to as workstation assessments, ensure that a worker's workstation is ergonomically designed to minimise the risk of injury and maximise productivity.
Assessment are also conducted:
- to support the return to work of an injured worker by ensuring that their workstation is designed to minimise any discomfort as they recover from their injury and prevent any aggravation of the injury
for workers who work from home, to ensure their home work environment is safe and ergonomically designed.
A brief assessment is offered and designed to ensure correct workstation set-up. These checklist based assessments are a cost effective way of preventing any injury, pain or discomfort for an individual or groups of employees.
Where an individual is already experiencing pain or discomfort, or has an injury or disabilty, we conduct a thorough assessment to ensure they can work safely and comfortably. The assessment helps employers to meet their duty of care with a formal report provided following the assessement.
All assessments are conducted by experienced occupational therapists, physiotherapists or exercise physiologists and covers:
- physical and muscular work demands
- equipment and workplace design
- environmental factors (lighting, noise and temperature]
- keyboard use
- pause-stretch exercises.