Healthpoint is a family-friendly clinic providing quality, holistic health care since 2004. The clinic’s team of experienced practitioners will guide you to the right, natural approach to help you and your children stay active and healthy.
Osteopathy is a manual therapy designed to support and restore a person’s optimal function. It was developed in the late 19th century by Dr. Andrew Taylor Still, an American physician. An osteopath uses thorough diagnostic skills including palpation, motion testing, physical examination, neurological and orthopaedic testing to diagnose, treat and tailor a holistic management plan for each individual patient.
The first principle of osteopathic medicine is that the body is a single, whole unit of function. If, for example, an area of the body is restricted, then the rest of the body will naturally adapt and compensate. This compensation can result in altered function, inflammation, pain and stiffness. The osteopath will assess the whole body in order to ascertain functioning patterns and the source of dysfunction. Osteopaths treat the whole person, not just the areas causing symptoms.
An osteopath has many tools with which to treat and might use soft tissue massage, articulation, manipulation, deep pressure or muscle energy technique.
Acupuncture is part of an integrated health care system known as Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) that dates back at least 5000 years in China and other parts of East Asia. Acupuncture involves the insertion of sterile, single use needles in points in the body to clear energy blockages and promote the normal flow of energy (Qi) through the body.
Acupuncture is a safe, effective and drug-free treatment modality that can be used to remedy problems such as headaches, insomnia and gynaecological imbalances by addressing the underlying cause of disease as well as the symptoms.
Modern life can be busy and stressful, making it difficult for us to maintain balance and wellbeing without support. Slight imbalances in your body’s energy (Qi) can manifest as bigger problems if left alone. Acupuncture can unblock and restore the flow of Qi, help you maintain good health and vitality and prevent the development of future health concerns.
Massage is the oldest form of physical medicine known to man and can be traced back to the early Chinese medical manuscripts around 400BC. Massage is simply the manipulation of the soft tissues of the body – the muscles, tendons and ligaments. A massage therapist’s hands are his most important tool. The massage therapist palpates the patient’s body to determine the condition of the tissues and the likely source of any pain, and thus the correct form of remedial treatment.
Key benefits of remedial massage include the stimulation to the blood supply allowing toxins in the muscles to be removed; the calming of the peripheral nervous system to ease pain and discomfort; and the toning and relaxing of muscles to improve joint mobility.
Muscular and skeletal dysfunctions often addressed with remedial massage include muscle tightness and pain, arthritis, frozen shoulder, tennis elbow, whiplash, neck and back pain, scoliosis, headaches and sports injuries.
Shiatsu is a form of bodywork, based on Traditional Chinese Medicine, designed to promote and maintain the body’s natural balance. During shiatsu, pressure is applied to points and energy pathways using fingers, thumbs, palms, elbows or feet. The purpose is to improve circulation and to support the body’s natural energy flow, both of which contribute to healing. Gentle stretches and limb rotations are used to help free joints and release muscle tension. Other techniques such as cupping, may be used to assist in releasing or nourishing areas of the body.
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