Holistic Physiotherapy

2 7

Very often medical solutions are focused on treating symptoms instead of root causes. 

Are you experiencing the following challenges?

  • Do you feel like the pain relief that you are getting is just temporary even though you are receiving regular treatments and doing regular exercises?
  • Have you been trying many treatment methods but your pain doesn't improve much?
  • Does your pain become chronic and recur more and more frequently?

If you are facing the above problems, consider consulting a Holistic Physiotherapist who focuses on the entire body and whole person, not just the symptoms

What is Holistic Physiotherapy?

Unlike many of the conventional practices which see the person more as separate body parts and organs that need to be repaired or medicated, holistic physio understands that everything is connected and the person is a sophisticated unit of body, mind and soul. 

What are the benefits of holistic physiotherapy:

  • It looks beyond the symptoms
  • Treats the underlying causes of pain and imbalance by treating the whole person
  • Accelerates your recovery by using personalized approach
  • Combines the knowledge of traditional medicine with the added experience of a holistic approach- hands-on adjustment, manual therapies, therapeutic exercise, nutritional advice and more  
  • Relieves muscle fatigue, spasms and muscular tension
  • Releases chronic neck-related and tension headaches 
  • Realigns the spine and pelvis
  • Relaxes the nervous system
  • Reduces inflammation and swelling
  • Improves mobility
  • Improves the overall wellbeing by restoring the body's natural balance 

Treating the Root Cause with Holistic Physio

Our body is complex and smart. When one part of the body is restricted due to various reasons, such as poor posture or a simple strain, the body adapts and compensates. With this accumulation of body tensions, eventually however, it will run out of compensations and coping strategies. It will then result in inflammation and pain. By that time the source of the problem can be far reaching from the affected area of pain.

A common example of this is a sprained ankle which is not fully recovered and stays a bit stiff. It's not causing any pain but then years later you start getting back pain because your back has actually been compensating for your ankle for all these times. Knowing that all parts of the body function together, treating the back might make you feel better in the short-term, but the back pain will come back. Treating your ankle as well will get rid of your back pain for good.

Holistic Physiotherapy uses the whole person approach and takes a multitude of aspects into account: diet, movement habits, past injuries, lifestyle, posture, sleep, stress, emotional and spiritual hurdles and a host of other factors. Only by addressing the underlying reasons of the imbalances in the body and providing the appropriate treatments can bring in long-lasting results and prevent the recurrence of the problem.

Who Will Benefit From Holistic Physiotherapy?

Holistic physiotherapists can help you if you:

Have chronic or persistent pain that doesn't respond to current treatment

Have "Strange" symptoms that can't be explained by scans or other therapists e.g. headaches, pain, nausea, bloating, dizziness, tingling

Want to take an active part in your recovery and get rid of your pain and physical limitations, not just manage them

Want to make a full recovery and return to activity without risk of future injury.

Having significant or multiple injury histories

What do you expect in the treatment sessions?

When you visit a Holistic Physiotherapist for the first time, he/she will talk to you in detail about your pain, but also your health in general and your medical history.

The physiotherapist will likely feel around your tissues, joints and ligaments with his/her hands, observing you as you make some stretches or movements. It is common for therapists to find several different and apparently unrelated areas of strain or tension in the body. You may be unaware of the distortions but the combined effect of all of these mechanical challenges may reduce your body's ability to tolerate additional strains.

Before going ahead with any treatment plan, the physiotherapist will talk through what they found in their examination and explain the treatment they recommend.

You may be asked to remove items of clothing during the exam in order to help with the assessment, if you are uncomfortable with this then please inform the practitioner. 

Holistic Physiotherapists will use a wide variety of hands-on techniques such as stretching, soft tissue release, joint mobilization and fascial manipulation that focus on reducing tension, improving mobility and optimizing function. Physical rehabilitation and lifestyle advice may also be provided in order to aid in the recovery process. Where required, the Physiotherapist may also refer you on to other health care professionals so that you receive optimum care.


Share this article

Subscribe Newsletter

Mask Group

Related Blogs

Mask Group 2

Appointments & Classes

Mask Group 3
Try acupuncture today!
This is default text for notification bar