At Nerang Physiotherapy you can receive the following services, all given with professionalism, care and attention to detail. Your happiness and health are at the heart of the treatment.
One-on-one hands-on Physiotherapy
I have a strong belief that contact with a patient is vital for understanding the patient better, their structure and their soft tissue status. My approach involves the use of muscle testing (Kinesiology and manual testing) and Myofascial release massage, and a hands-on approach is essential to get information from the body you cannot get any other way.
Myofascial release massage
This is my main technique which I have developed from researching many other forms of soft tissue release techniques which gives excellent results in the treatment of most mechanical conditions.
This wonderful technique has the added bonus of causing microscopic injury thus stimulating a healing process in the body which is then guided by the soft tissue work. Each time Acupuncture is used it says to the body that there is something to fix, and the body then does the work to repair the trauma, no matter how small.
This great assessment technique allows the therapist to analyse the body with accurate feedback from the body to indicate areas of dysfunction. The technique works on the body's natural stress response, the first phase of which is the 'alarm phase'. This is when all muscle tone drops for a split second when we first encounter the stress. Touching a part of the body that is dysfunctional will result in an immediate reduction in the tone of the muscle being tested and will give an indication of where corrections are necessary. It is repetitive, accurate, safe and simple.
Podiatry is the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the foot and lower leg. Podiatrists are responsible for treating these disorders, which are often painful and debilitating. They are also concerned with ensuring that mobility and independence is retained.
As well as the treatment of foot problems, podiatrists also implement risk prevention strategies, provide prophylactic treatment (which delays or minimizes the need for hospitalization and/or invasive treatment), and come up with therapeutic care plans that are designed to maximize mobility and the patient’s level of activity.
Having read many books on natural medicine and health and tried many of these myself in the past with success, I am happy to offer you advice and information on nutrition from a variety of sources that I trust. In this day and age with so much information out there a lot of which is contradictory, I have done some filtering for you and can advise on some of the best paths to take for general health. This will also aid in assisting with pain and injuries as metabolic support is essential for healing. See also my links page.
General health advice
As for nutritional health, I feel we should all be able to make a decision about our health with an informed mind, so advice on general health issues can be found on my links page and any questions on this subject I will try to answer with the knowledge I have.
Daniel de Souza now offers Exercise Physiology from Nerang Physiotherapy. This will cover general exercise and condition-specific exercises as well as Pilates and Massage therapy. For more info click here
Pre- and post-operative therapy
I am a great believer that if you receive Physiotherapy to restore the mechanical faults that led you to require surgery BEFORE you have the surgery, then your rehabilitation will be a lot shorter. In essence I prefer you to only be recovering from the surgery, and not have to deal with all the mechanical imbalances that were present causing your condition in the first place. I have had great success with this method in the past and recovery is a lot shorter...and guess what, you do not require loads of boring exercises you don't really want to do.
Food Allergy Testing
Are your eating habits causing your pain to get worse? Allergic reactions manifest in many different ways, from skin rashes to asthma attacks to chronic pain. There are not many ways to accurately test what foods you might be sensitive to, however, with the use of Kinesiology and the body's natural stress response we can accurately assess which foods/chemicals you may be allergic to. The test are simple, using the body's own muscle reflexes to give us the answers we seek. There is no ingestion of food necessary. Specially made up Homeopathic kits are used and the test involves holding these in the body's energy field and doing a small muscle test. Results are instantaneous! Eliminating these from your diet can lead to profound changes in your health and pain. This will result in a happier life for you and in many cases also leads to a reduction in water retention and weight. Give us a call now and get yourself tested.
Vehicle Posture Analysis - VPA
For more information on this subject go to this link