We provide a holistic approach to whole body wellness to find the real causes to your pain and sickness and give you the energy and wellbeing you've always wanted.
Higher Level Health - Our Therapies
There are two main approaches we can take with you as a patient of our clinic. The first is a structural bases program where you have pain or dysfunction somewhere in your body and you just want it fixed.
The second approach is a holistic wellness type approach where we can not only help you with your pain but also look at your diet, nutrition, exercise, lifestyle and body systems in order to help your body reach its maximum potential and give you the optimum health you've always wanted.
Chiropractic care involves adjusting and realigning the spine and other joints to remove pressure and interference from the nerves. Nerves are your body's communication system connecting the brain to every cell and tissue in your body, so is vital that we keep them free of interference if we want to be healthy.
By keeping a clear connection between the brain and body we are able to regulate and coordinate all the functions of the body and express our natural life force.
Chiropractors in Australia study at university for 5 years to obtain a Masters degree in Chiropractic and are also required to complete ongoing study and education.
Total Body Modification
T.B.M. has grown out of acupuncture, naturopathy, radionics and, most of all, chiropractic and has been taught throughout the world, largely to chiropractors, since 1978. The principal founder and developer of TBM, Victor L. Frank, D.C., N.M.D., passed away in 2010 and handed the reins over to Dr Kevin Millet a few months before then.
TBM is a member of the Applied Kinesiology (AK) family. Dr. Frank was a close associate of George Goodhart, D.C., the father of AK, in AK’s earliest years. Dr. Frank, however, felt AK was becoming overly complex, time-consuming and laborious. As he would often put it, “AK is too much like work!” In the early 1970’s, Robert Riddler, D.C., another early associate of Dr. Goodhart, was developing Body Points to simplify the AK evaluation. He borrowed from chiropractic’s Meric system to systematize corrections for the dysfunctions found through Body Point analysis. Dr. Frank began utilizing Dr. Riddler’s technique with his patients and was pleased with many of the results, but found them to not always be consistent, and again a bit too laborious. He, and his colleague Harold Havlic, D.C., began to innovate and TBM was born.
Along with further pioneering of Body Points, Dr. Frank introduced the use of test vials. He had a background in radionics and began using a radionics machine to charge small ampoules of water with the electromagnetic signature of allergens, pathogens, and toxins. He would then place the vial upon the sternum of his patients and perform an AK muscle test. He interpreted a weakness to indicate a functional deficiency related to the particular substance he had charged into the vial. The TBM system of Harmonization was developed as a means to resolve that functional deficiency. TBM Harmonization allows us to quickly assess our patients for sensitivities to foods, environmental substances and body tissue, as well as the ability to eliminate toxins and address infections. Once a dysfunction is determined, correction, or Harmonization, can usually be achieved rapidly through contacting and correcting the appropriate Body Point.
Dr. Frank also introduced the first AK-based emotional work at the inaugural ICAK meeting in 1973. He presented a technique he called Emotional Erase. Through this technique, we are able to quickly assess a patient’s toxic emotions and, by gentle rubbing upon specific locations and in specific directions on the forehead, “erase” the toxic emotions. The cycle of emotionally-based illness becomes free to unravel and sound emotional responses to life’s stressors restored.
The TBM system also includes additional acupressure, dietary, nutritional and lifestyle interventions. TBM care begins with an 18 week program that we call the Autonomic Recovery Program. The aim is to restore healthy global and function-specific autonomic regulation. This includes, most importantly, restoring healthy blood sugar management.
T.B.M. practitioners successfully work with all manner of chronic and advanced cases including arthritic, auto-immune, mood and cognitive, endocrine, immune, stress-related, sleep and digestive disorders with relative ease. While nutrition, herbs, acupuncture, chiropractic and homeopathy can often be very effective with such cases on their own, TBM builds upon that by adding a “bio-computer” component that often produces immediate and dramatic results.
Our Naturopathic practitioners specialize in a holistic, natural approach to medicine. We believe that nature provides everything the body needs to be healthy and the modern naturopath is highly trained in determining what your body needs in order to reach its full potential.
Naturopathy comprises many different treatment modalities such as nutritional and herbal medicine, lifestyle advice, counselling, flower essence, homeopathy and remedial massage.
If your health fund covers Naturopathy, then you will also receive a Health Fund Rebate on any services purchased.
We have a fully qualified Remedial Massage Therapist on staff who is an expert at soothing sore and tight muscles. As well as relaxing and releasing tension from the muscles, massage also increases blood and lymph flow. This allows for better detoxification and removal of metabolic wastes such as lactic acid.
Massage therapy is also an excellent form of stress relief and our resident therapist Bernadette Harrison will have your muscles feeling amazing in no time.
Bernadette is proficient in various techniques such as Swedish, Therapeutic, Deep tissue, Relaxation and Lymphatic Drainage.
Her qualifications are also recognized by most health funds so you will qualify for a Health Fund Rebate.
Exercise and Rehabilitation Programs
We believe that a healthy body needs exercise and injury rehabilitation and we provide tailored rehabilitation exercise programs for injury recovery and we work closely with personal trainers to develop exercise programs and fitness training programs for our valued patients.
Custom made Orthotics
Many people’s poor posture, as well as back pain, knee pain, neck pain and headaches are actually due to imbalances in their feet and the way that they walk.
We use a sophisticated computer scanner which measures how much pressure is going through each bone in your foot. This allows us to see exactly what is happening in the feet when standing, what percentage of body weight is being carried through each foot and what levels of force are being transferred through the joints of the body.
Our scanner also analyses all three arches of the foot (yes there is three!) and determines if they are healthy or if they may need further support.
If necessary we use high quality custom-made orthotics to correct any imbalances. These are made directly from the scan, allowing us to tailor them exactly to your feet’s needs. Our orthotics are dynamic and soft, which makes them much more comfortable and the softness retrains the muscles in your feet so that your feet can rehabilitate themselves and will not start hurting again as soon as you are barefoot.
Here at Higher Level Health we believe that everybody deserves to have a healthy spine, including our four legged friends. Dr Crowther completed his two year Graduate diploma in Animal Chiropractic in 2008 through The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. This course is Australia's only Animal Chiropractic course and is only available to Veterinary and Chiropractic Doctors and Osteopaths. It teaches practitioners thorough analysis and careful and gentle chiropractic adjustments for animals so they can offer the safest and best hands on adjusting in the country.
Signs that your pet may be needing some help are....
difficulty walking or running
difficulty getting up from laying down
limping when walking or running
a visual curve in the spine when observed from above
failure to sit straight with one leg sticking out
difficulty in moving the neck evenly on both sides
trouble stretching the head down to drink or feed
yelping or crying with certain movements
yelping or crying when touched in some parts of the body
constant licking on one spot of the paw or leg which leads to a "lick sore/lick granuloma"
Uneven hips when observed from above
inability to perform previously done tasks like jumping onto the couch/bed or into the car.
As you can see there are many "non-verbal" ways your hairy loved one can be telling you something is wrong. If you think they may have one or many of the above symptoms, please call us today and we will be more than happy to help.
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