"We believe you can Feel Better, Move Better and Stand taller with better posture
and that a better state of body leads to a better state of mind"
Our Treatment Approach
The first phase of feeling better is to reduce or eliminate the aches, pains and tightness that have brought you to see us in the first place.
We do this by releasing muscle spasm and trigger points, encouraging better joint movement to reduce inflammation and to reduce irritation to nerves.
The second phase of feeling better is to improve your movement and flexibility. Improving your flexibility improves the health of your joints and muscles. It improves oxygenation and helps your body eliminate waste. Your body can work more efficiently when you can move better.
The third phase of feeling better is to improve your posture.
Good posture is NOT standing up straight and stiff.
Good posture is standing tall and relaxed.
With good posture your spine and skeleton support you against gravity allowing your muscles to be more relaxed.
Your Body in Balance
How to achieve body balance with our three core treatment principles.
We believe that the best and most effective way to treat your body is to treat it as a whole and not just a series of parts. A holistic approach to musculo-skeletal care acknowledges that all parts of the body work together to produce an action. And for everything to work together well your body must be in balance.
How to treat Musculo-Skeletal Imbalance
When we assess a young child we generally find their posture is good and their muscles are soft, pliable and evenly toned. But when we assess an adult we invariably find their posture is not balanced and their muscles are hard, tight, uneven and tender.
We refer to this as ‘Musculo-Skeletal imbalance’. Muscle imbalance leads to Skeletal imbalance and in our view this is the deep underlying cause of many Musculo-Skeletal problems including, neck pain, back pain, disc problems, tendonitis, bursitis, muscle aches, sciatica, headaches and many others.
This occurs because imbalances place unnatural stress on the structural components of your body and, eventually, that unnatural stress leads to damage, inflammation, deterioration or degeneration.
How to improve spinal alignment
Our spine is the core of our body. It is the centre of our skeleton and therefore the centre of our structure and movement. It also carries and protects our spinal cord which is the centre of our bodies information system, the central nervous system.
A healthy Spine needs to be correctly aligned, supple and well supported by postural and core muscles. It cannot simply be ‘clicked’ or ‘cracked’ into place.
How to achieve balanced core stability
Core stability has become a buzz term in the health and fitness industry but what does it mean?
There is no such grouping as 'Core Muscles' in traditional anatomy teaching so the term is open to interpretation. Generally 'Core Muscles' refer to those muscles that move or support the spine, ie the body's core.
Many people think of the core muscles as the lower and lateral abdominal muscles (the tummy muscles). This is probably because these muscles are commonly weak but are incredibly important for low back stability.
The key to Core Stability is not just strength but equally balance. Muscles work in pairs or groups and those pairs or groups need to be balanced. If they are unbalanced the stronger muscles may increase stress on the spine rather than support it.
That is why we aim to achieve 'Balanced Core Stability'.