Melbourne Holistic Physiotherapy Melbourne
What to expect from holistic physiotherapy
What is Holistic Physiotherapy?
Holistic physiotherapy comprises of techniques that treat the body as a whole. Conventional physiotherapy may just treat the local area if a patient walks in for instance with shoulder pain. The body is a complex and finely tuned mechanism unique to each individual. A trauma in one part of the body can cause pain in another. Holistic physiotherapy works with this premise and uses a visceral technique called ‘listening” with the hands to find where the greatest restriction sits. The techniques used were developed by prominent osteopaths (go to the ‘about us’ page to find out more) and include visceral manipulation, cranio sacral therapy, trigger point therapy, muscle energy technique and strain-counter-strain therapy.
Do I need a referral from my GP?
You can attend a physiotherapist without a referral.
What should I bring to my initial appointment:
Please bring any relevant X-rays and reports.
What should I wear?
What should I expect at my first appointment?
Do I have to remove my clothes?
Can I bring a friend, relative or my child?
How long will my appointment take?
How will I feel after the treatment?
You may feel sore for up to 48 hours after the treatment. It is recommended that you go for a gentle walk, have a warm shower or bath and drink plenty of water.
These treatments are deep acting and can take up to 14 days to completely settle into the body. As the treatment settles in you will feel more movement and less spasm and pain depending on the condition.
Do I need to rest or can I return to my usual routine immediately post treatment?
Can I receive rebates?
How many appointments will I need?
How much does an appointment cost?
Are there additional investigations or treatments?
Email Melbourne Holistic Physiotherapy
Vanessa works on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays at her home clinic in West Footscray. You can book a physio appointment online by clicking on the link below or by calling 0423912452.
Please allow 60 minutes for your first appointment and come suitably dressed. Please check the FAQs for more information about your appointment or email me.