Looking for a Holistic Physiotherapy Approach?
Often the cause of pain or injury is not found at the site of pain. Several of our practitioners have completed further education in treatment regimes that assess the whole person in order to understand where the pain or injury originates from.
The Integrated Systems Model was developed by Canadian Diane Lee, and several of us in the practice have been fortunate to continue our training with her workshops in Australia. It means we look for different areas of the body that may be compromised, and thus creating a chain effect of issues throughout other parts of the body for e.g. your painful knee may arise from a dysfunctional ankle joint – you need to treat both body parts to get a full resolution of the condition. This is especially important in problems that tend to keep recurring, or pain that improves but never fully resolves.
Taking this one step further, one of our practitioners, Jacqueline Anderson, has completed further study with the Barral Institute, and looks even deeper – at the fascial tissues that connect deeper structures to our joints. For example, surgical scarring from a caesarian may pull on fascia that connects to the lumbar spine, causing back pain.
Fascial Physiotherapy Can Help with a Range of Concerns
Low back pain
Post surgical scarring
Neck and shoulder pain
Recurrent sporting issues