Physiotherapy can be used to manage many conditions including those that affect the bones, joints and soft-tissues (musculoskeletal) and the heart and circulation (cardiovascular). The aim of physiotherapy is to help restore the body's normal function and movement in cases of illness, surgery, injury and disability.
Acupuncture originated in China and other far eastern cultures where it still features in mainstream healthcare, both as a stand alone therapy and in combination with conventional western medicines.
Many people come to acupuncture for help with specific symptoms, or to relieve specific pains like osteoarthritis of the knee. Some use acupuncture because they feel generally unwell but have no obvious diagnosis, whilst others choose acupuncture to simply enhance their feeling of wellbeing.
Traditional acupuncture aims to treat the whole person rather than symptoms in isolation and can be effective for a wide range of conditions.
Acupuncture can be used effectively alongside conventional medicine and many people return to acupuncture again and again as they find it so beneficial and relaxing.
Chiropody and podiatry are both terms used to describe treatments of ailments of the feet.
Osteopathy is an established, recognised system of diagnosis and treatment that lays its main emphasis on the structural integrity of the body. It is distinctive in the fact that it recognises much of the pain and disability we suffer stems from abnormalities in the function of the body structure as well as damage caused to it by disease.
Osteopathy uses many of the diagnostic procedures used in conventional medical assessment and diagnosis. Its main strength, however, lies in the unique way the patient is assessed for a mechanical, functional and postural standpoint and the gentle manual methods of treatment applied to suit the needs of the individual patient.
Reflexology is a sophisticated form of foot massage and manipulation, in which the therapist works on the reflex areas found in the feet which correspond to other areas of the body.
As well as being an effective means of maintaining overall good health and preventing illness, reflexology is effective in treating the following:
- Massage, stretching, medical acupuncture and sports taping are all skills I use to help you recover from sports injuries, postural issues, repetitive strain problems, overuse tendonitis flare ups and more commonly general muscular tightness. I have experience working with patients who have bad backs, headaches caused by muscle restriction in the neck, those with knee and shoulder issues and hip pain.
Marianne has over 14 years of clinical experience and is a senior tutor at the London School of Sports Massage. She was Team Therapist to the British Paralympic Swimming Team from 2004 - 2012.
Sports massage therapy involved the application of techniques that work at a deeper level than general therapeutic massage. It is used for the management, manipulation and rehabilitation of the body's soft tissues which include muscles, tendons and ligaments.
In addition to the general benefits of the massage such as stimulation of the body's circulatory, lymphatic and muscular tension and spasm plus assist to reduce stress levels. It can be used to increase muscle length, assist in removal of metabolic waste, increase or decrease muscle tone and assist in the mental preparation for sporting events.
Remedial massage therapy employs advanced massage techniques to treat musculoskeletal conditions and muscular dysfunctions caused not only from injury, but also those that are present as a symptom or result of some other physiological condition.
Judy completed a four year diploma course in Nutritional Therapy and Naturopathy at The College of Naturopathic Medicine, London. As well as seeing private clients, she has worked for the last 7 years as a Senior Practitioner at a luxury residential Natural Health Retreat specializing in weight loss and detoxification.
Judy believes that the food we eat can have a profound effect – either positive or negative – on our physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. During your initial 90 minute consultation, Judy will complete a thorough assessment of your health, diet and lifestyle using comprehensive health questionnaires and a range of naturopathic techniques such as Iridology (study of the iris of the eye) Tongue Diagnosis and Saliva Ph. She may also recommend laboratory based Food Intolerance Tests, Functional Diagnostic Tests, or DNA tests to further pinpoint problematic foods or influences.
A personalised nutrition plan will be drawn up for you which will usually include suggestions for meals, recipes, food plans and may include the use of practitioner quality Nutritional or Herbal Supplements. Bach Flower Remedies may also be recommended to help on the emotional level.
Certified Perfect Health Instructor, Josie Steedman, recently trained at the Chopra Centre for Wellbeing in California to bring you health and healing programs that will:
Josie will transform your understanding of the meaning of wellbeing and social wellness through the Perfect Health Ayurvedic Lifestyle program developed by Deepak Chopra, M.D and David Simon M.D. Ayurveda is a 5,000 year-old healing system founded in ancient India and provides a guide for a life of happiness, vitality, love and purpose. As Josie's student you will learn a powerful regimen of Ayurvedic practices and tools designed to balance your body and mind and help you make nourishing choices, achieve healing and experience the change you seek.
Certified Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga and Perfect Health Instructor, Josie Steedman, trained at the Chopra Centre for Wellbeing in California to bring you health and healing programs that will:.
Josie will transform your understanding of the meaning of wellbeing and social wellness through programmes in yoga, meditation and the 5,000 year-old science of life, Ayurveda.
The Ayurvedic Lifestyle Programme, Perfect Health, is presented in five sessions over several days or weeks either on a 1-1 basis or at open workshops. This powerful system has been developed by world-renowned spiritual guru, Deepak Chopra M.D and David Simon M.D, and is based on the global best seller, Perfect Health.
Josie also offers a series of Yoga Programmes designed to bring pace and progress to your physical asana practice week-on-week and help you work through some common needs and challenges including overcoming injury and improving functional flexibility.
The main difference is that the client can choose to remain fully clothed throughout the treatment. The treatment is given with the client sat in an ordinary chair, as long as it is comfortable.
Indian Head Massage works on both a physical and psychological level and techniques used represent a de-stressing programme for the whole body. By massaging the head and shoulders, energies will become rebalanced and a general feeling of relaxation will be achieved for the whole body. Indian Head Massage can improve blood flow to the head and neck, which increases the distribution of nutrients to encourage healing within the whole body.
Treatment is carried out in the upper back, across the shoulders, upper arms, neck, scalp and face with the client seated in an everyday chair. Because the treatment is non-invasive, it may be undertaken anywhere. The use of oils is optional.
As well as being a relaxing experience, it can also be an invigorating and refreshing experience. The recipient of the treatment will often report a "balanced" feeling of peace and calm and will usually feel more alert and revitalised following a treatment.
Using gravity, breath and spring resistance, Pilates targets muscle groups to re-educate movement patterns and rebalance the body. With Pilates the whole body is considered. Lengthened and strengthened muscles improve posture and restore optimum physical function.
Zero Balancing is a gentle, yet powerful hands-on method of balancing body energy with body structure, that benefits a wide range of people and has extensive applications in health and personal development.
Using finger pressure and held stretches, it invites the release of tension accumulated in the deep structures of the body. The specific quality of touch used enables physical structure and energy to be engaged simultaneously in a way that harmonises the relationship between them.
Zero Balancing provides a point of stillness around which the body can relax, giving an opportunity to let go of unease and pain, and experience a new level of integration.
KORE therapy is based on the body's neurological system – it integrates both eastern and western assessment and treatment techniques utilising muscular strength and individual body systems to identify the root cause of the condition.
KORE Therapy is suitable for people of any age and we work from your toes to all the way up to the top of your head as everything works together and integrated. It works by mobilising, releasing and removing restrictions throughout the body to promote better alignment and balance. When the body is free from imbalances and restrictions, blood and lymph circulation improves, transporting everything the body needs to work smoothly and affect individual systems including hormonal balance, internal organ balance, brain function, muscular strength, neurology and emotional balance. This could resolve many health related conditions.
In KORE therapy, we use techniques and tools such as Muscle tests to assess, Deep Organ Massage, Cupping Therapy, Tuina, Mobilisation, Qi-Gong, and Cranial-Sacral balance to bring back body's balance and alignment which in turn helps to improve your health condition and performance. It also helps to initiate body's own healing ability and process.
Cupping therapy has been used for centuries across the different continents for healing. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, all pain in the body is believed to originate from stagnated blood. As we have injuries on outer layer of body the same way we can have injuries inside the body which we can't see but that could affect the flow of blood and lymph. If the blood isn't flowing, neither is the Qi (energy), and pain is the result.
Cupping therapy involves the using of warm suction glass jars on an oiled body as a therapeutic massage system The vacuum formed by the glass jars draws up the non-circulating stagnant blood, toxins and sticky fluids from deeper parts of the body, bringing them up to the surface, restoring free healthy flow to the whole body including the affected area and creating space for oxygen, living cells, blood and nutrients for quicker recovery.
Cupping is not usually considered painful and it may leave red or dark purple circular marks on the skin for several days, giving the effect of having been hugged by an octopus! The darker the bruise, the deeper the treatment has been and it is an indication of old, stagnated blood having been shifted. It is recommended to have more fluid intake after the treatment so the toxic which has come to the surface can draw out of the body via lymphatic system.
The PhysioPlus gym is fully equipped for patients' rehabilitation or may be used for fitness training. There is a small membership fee per month which allows members to use the gym at any time during the clinic open hours, which are as follows:
For members' comfort, a maximum of 3 people may use the gym at any one time and it is therefore advisable to telephone in advance.
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