All therapies work to relieve pain caused by muscular skeletal issues. However, many therapists have become
indoctrinate believing that only their methods
can resolve the issues causing their pain.
We use a variety of manual therapy methods, I believe in using the best aspects of all forms of therapy, whether that is:
Spinal Manipulation and Joint Mobilisation
Applied Kinesiology AK
Kinesiology Touch for Health TFHK
Soft Tissue Techniques (Myofascial release)
Cranio Sacral Therapy
Beatrice is skilled in diversified technique (firm adjustments), joint mobilisation (gentler adjustments without popping), ischaemic compression (targeted deep tissue therapy), muscle energy techniques (to balance muscles), Applied Kinesiology (for extremities and Gastrointestinal Disorders issues), traction (to decompress and to boost disc circulation), as well as posture and exercise advice (core muscle neuromotor control training).
Working together, you will be able to find the best approach for you to prevent and/or recover from injury or discomfort.
My therapy can be arranged as you require them or on a regular basis as a preventative measure.
As a Holistic Medicine Practitioner I understand and treat the whole body as a complex integrated unit, where one dysfunction can set off a series of compensations which often trigger pain and dysfunction elsewhere. It is a unique combination of different therapy techniques designed to remove pain and restore mobility whilst working in harmony with the complexities of the human body.
I aim to work out the cause of the pain rather than just treating the presenting symptoms; this may involve using therapy techniques from a variety of manual therapy disciplines. Ultimately, I place emphasis on advising the client on how to self-manage their condition; through re-education of movement patterns to improve posture and appropriate strengthening or stretching exercises.
Spinal Manipulative Therapy at Spinal Wellness Clinic
Within our osteopathic spinal manipulative therapy we will be able to treat pain in your:
Osteopathy and Chiropractic is a healing art with a strong philosophy and belief that the
“power that made you, heals you”.
This power the human body contains is what we term innate intelligence. Misalignments that occur in the spine and other places in the body cause interference to nervous system flow. This interference will disrupt the way the body, organs, muscles, and other parts of the body function.
Joint mobilisation is a physical therapy technique designed to relieve pain and muscle spasms, release tension and improve flexibility in a joint. The main purpose is to align and correct vertebral subluxations along the spine, thereby improving the patient’s overall nervous system function leading to enhancement in overall well-being and better health.
People seeking help usually for:
Are you struggling with ongoing back pain, hip and/or pelvic pain?
Do your symptoms dissipate at times, just to return a few days or weeks later? Do you feel out of alignment, are you unsure as to what is the root cause and what are other secondary symptoms?
Issues relating to the lower back, hips and pelvis – including the sacrum and sacroiliac joint – are our area of specialty here at Spinal Wellness Clinic and I am pleased to say that we have helped many clients out of pain, getting them moving better, feeling better and back to enjoying the activities they enjoy.
We have experience in treating:
The knee is a complex joint that relies heavily on ligaments and muscles for stability. When pain is perceived as coming from the knee, all the anatomical components need to be examined and in addition to the knee joint, the low back, pelvis, hip, ankle and foot need to be examined due to the direct influence they have on the knee, and vice versa.
We have experience in treating:
The Shoulder Complex composed of the clavicle, scapula, and humerus, is an intricately designed combination of three joints that links the upper extremity to the thorax. The articular structures of the shoulder complex are designed primarily for mobility, allowing us to move and position the hand through a wide range of space.
We have experience in treating:
Manual Medicine, whereby Spinal Manipulation and Mobilisation is the primary treatment used to treat back pain. Spinal manipulation is performed by hands or devices that use controlled force to adjust vertebrae alignment. Beatrice uses an Impulse Adjusting Instrument, which provides spinal manipulations without the popping of joints, which helps some patients to relax. Beatrice is also skilled in diversified technique (firm adjustments), and she also helps her patients to prevent future back pain and injury by suggesting strengthening exercises and stretches by strengthening the muscles in the core and back.
Because the cause of back pain varies from one patient to the next, we offer different treatment options. One option might be low-impact exercises that target abdominal fat. Dropping belly fat can help your spine return to a more normal curve. Stress reduction is another common passive treatment option. These alternative treatments work in conjunction with traditional care to help solve immediate pain issues while adding a preventative aspect to a patient's treatment plan.
By improving the way the brain talks to the muscles via the nerves, patients might find that there is a reduction of pain, improvement in their quality of life, and a decrease in stress. The goal is to help patients develop a nerve system that self-corrects. Along the way, sub-goals include teaching people about making healthy lifestyle decisions, improving diet and including exercise as a form of medicine. The process is painless and the results are positive.
A migraine is an intense headache accompanied by symptoms including throbbing localised pain, nausea, and sensitivity to light and sound. Patients experience migraines either on a one-off basis or chronically for many years before appropriate treatment is found.
Migraines are complex. Medicine does not fully understand why migraines occur. As such, there is no specific treatment that will stop or prevent a migraine 100 percent.
Migraines are caused by the expansion and contraction of blood vessels which cause a pressure change in the brain.
Cranial blood vessels expand (vasodilation) as opposed to a regular headache where those same blood vessels narrow (vasoconstriction). Surrounding tissues in the brain become swollen.
How can osteopathic and chiropractic manipulation and mobilisation help me with migraine treatment?
We use a variety of treatments on the cervical spine and the muscles associated with those vertebrae. Treatment options include nerve alignment using a gentle pressure. It may also include massage so that muscles relax and allow the bones to go back into alignment. Physical manipulation is also an option, but it is not the only way to treat neck pain. When vertebrae are out of alignment their realignment can occur using pressure. Beatrice always begins with a thorough diagnosis and explains to patients all of the options available to them. By doing so, she reduces patient stress while allowing them to participate in their own care.
Yes. Some forms of neck pain can be attributed to poor posture and to sitting for long periods of time. That is mostly true when the head is forward and the eyes are facing down. Ergonomics is a proactive way to help prevent neck pain from occurring. Posture training is also a proactive way to reduce the strain on your neck so that there are fewer painful episodes.
Neck pain occurs because of nerve pressure or injury, muscle tension, trigger points, stress, poor posture, whiplash injuries, and injuries associated with automobile accidents. Sometimes the cause is a direct result of a single incident such as a car accident. At other times, neck pain might result from many different issues, such as poor posture and stress. Because of the wide array of potential causes, Beatrice starts with a thorough diagnosis which includes a lifestyle assessment. Beatrice believes that by treating all of the causes of health-related issues, such as a sore neck, that patients live a higher quality of life than when only the symptoms are treated.
Spinal Manipulative and Joint Mobilisation Therapy for the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions:
Applied Kinesiology (AK), is a system that evaluates structural, chemical and mental aspects of health using manual muscle testing combined with other standard methods of diagnosis. AK, a non-invasive system of evaluating body function that is unique in the healing arts.
Applied Kinesiology has its roots in the work of Chiropractor, George Goodheart. Dr Goodheart began using muscle testing in the 1960s to evaluate muscle strength or injury in relation to postural imbalances. It is an integration of techniques and principles from eastern and western medicine including Traditional Chinese Medicine, Chiropractic and the science of muscle movement. Dr Goodheart soon found that muscles dramatically improve function in response to a variety of touch reflexes, including acupuncture points and meridians.
Stress related disorders:
It is a scientific fact that all muscles and their fibrous coating and connective tissue that joins muscles to bones, the fascia, are a source of pain if the functionality is changed by an accident or normal wear and tear/degeneration. Muscles may develop Myofascial 'tender spots' or ‘trigger points’. These trigger points are not only painful where they are found, but may also send pain away from that spot, called ‘referred pain’. It is ineffective treating the pain in the calf muscle for example, if indeed the pain is coming from a trigger point in the buttock and the calf is only the referred pain site.
Increases blood flow: Research has shown that Myofascial release can increase vascular function. By getting rid of knots and tension in the fascia that may be restricting fluid flow in the area, these techniques helps to keep your muscles and connective tissue well hydrated. That means that you’ll recover and heal faster.
Reduce muscle soreness and joint stress: With better circulation to your muscles and connective tissues, you’ll experience less muscle soreness. This is particularly helpful if you are involved in any physical activity.
Muscles relaxation: helps reduce and eliminate stored tension in muscles, which aids in alleviating aches and pains.
Reduced adhesions and scar tissue: that improves the elasticity of muscles and other soft tissues, to improve movement and reduce pain.
Suppression or reduction of trigger point sensitivity and pain: SMR promotes the release of endorphins to help reduce pain.
Improved joint range of motion: Which helps restore optimal length-tension relationships: SMR helps prepare joints for increased range of motion and loads that accompany stretching, strengthening and other dynamic movement exercises.
Maintains normal functional muscular length and corrects muscle imbalances: Relieves tension in the Myofascia network and helps your muscles return to their normal length, improving muscle function.
Encourages movement of your lymph: A major component of your immune system that helps to fight infection int he body. However, the lymph system relies on movement pressure to move the fluid. Myofascial release can encourage the flow of lymph back to the heart.
Regulation of the production of compounds called cytokines: which play a role in decreasing inflammation.
Increased activity in the mitochondria of cells: helping promote repair and growth of muscle tissue.
Improved neuromuscular efficiency
Decreased neuromuscular hypertonicity.
Decreased overall effects of stress on the human movement system.
The Mind-Body Connection
Unobstructed blood flow and lymphatic system drainage are a key to maintaining the body’s defences against illness. Focused on overall wellbeing, Swedish massage is a more physical approach to easing bodily pain and relieving physical and mental stress and tension. If you seek ultimate bliss and relaxation, Swedish massage is the answer, thanks to its ability to relax both the body and the mind. A connection between your mind is essential for maintaining better physical health.
Benefits of Swedish Massage
From mild to moderate and deeper strokes, this kind of specialised massage therapy gives you healing touches on different parts of the body for maximal pain relief and relaxation. The therapy focuses on tissues and muscles to release tension while targeting pain, stress, and stiffness:
We offer the following Massages:
Craniosacral Therapy is a gentle but potent way of working with the body using a light touch to palpate the synarthrodial joints of the cranium. It supports your body’s innate ability to balance, restore and heal itself as well as helping to reduce stress and build underlying energy. It is suitable for everyone, from newly-born babies to the elderly.
It’s a type of bodywork that relieves compression in the bones of the head, sacrum (a triangular bone in the lower back), and spinal column.
Craniosacral Therapy is noninvasive. It uses gentle pressure on the head, neck, and back to relieve the stress and pain caused by compression. It can, as a result, help to treat a number of conditions.
It’s thought that through the gentle manipulation of the bones in the skull, spine, and pelvis, the flow of cerebrospinal fluid in the central nervous system can be normalised. This removes “blockages” from the normal flow, which enhances the body’s ability to heal.
Cranio Sacral Therapy benefits:
chronic pain, central nervous system disorders, head and neck pain, TMJ dysfunction, chronic fatigue, improving mobility, Tension release, Pain alleviation, Energy flow, overall relaxation and revitalisation