YOUR BODY HEALS ITSELF

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

Massage Therapy

Exercise 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.

How we can Help YOU

Applied Osteopathic Manual Medicine - Spinal Manipulative Therapy

Spinal Manipulative Therapy at Spinal Wellness Clinic


Within our osteopathic spinal manipulative therapy we will be able to treat pain in your:

  • Cervical Spine C1-C7 including the cranium
  • Thoracic spine (T1-T12)
  • Lumbar Spine (L1-L5)
  • Hip and Pelvis
  • Sacroiliac joint
  • Knee Joint and Ankle
  • Shoulder Complex


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:

  • Back pain, mid back pain and low back pain 
  • Leg pain
  • Knee pain 
  • Neck, arm and hand pain
  • Headaches & Migraines
  • Shoulder pain
  • Sciatica
  • Spinal pathologies
  • Orthopaedic tests

Pelvis, Sacroiliac Joint, Lumbar Spine and Thoracic Spine

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:

  • Biomechanics and Assessment of the Pelvis, Sacroiliac Joint & Lumbar Spine
  • Assessment and motion testing of the lumbar spine (ERS & FRS) 
  • Short leg and long leg syndrome/discrepancy
  • Screening tests for Hip Joint (the right & left hip bones, plus the sacrum and the coccyx, together form the pelvis)
  • Treatment and rehabilitation of the Pelvis and Sacroiliac Lumbar spine and pelvic dysfunctions assessment and treatment
  • Screen testing of the hip joint and Talocrural joint
  • Sacral Torsions – Right-on-Right Sacral Torsion (Verdrehung) Left-on-Left Sacral Torsion
  • Disc pathology
  • Posterior and anterior pelvic tilt
  • Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction
  • Inactive Glutes: Gluteus Maximus & Gluteus Medius function/ dysfunction 
  • Hip degeneration
  • Sacroiliac joint dysfunction
  • Muscle Energy Techniques (METs) focussing on spinal and pelvic dysfunction and to correct the postural muscles of the pelvis
  • Spinal mechanics, form and force closure / gait cycle / myofascial slings (Vleeming vs Myers)


  • Treatment for ilio-sacral, sacro-iliac, pubis symphysis and lumbar spine dysfunctions


  • Practical – Hip screening tests, muscle length tests of the psoas, rectus femoris, adductors and quadratus lumborum


  • Treatment of pelvis – ilioscaral and sacroiliac dysfunctions using mobilisation, manipulations


  • Treatment of pelvis – ilioscaral and sacroiliac dysfunctions using mobilisation, manipulations 


  • Spinal mechanics & treatment of the lumbar spine (ERS & FRS)Spinal mechanics & treatment of the lumbar spine (ERS & FRS)

Knee Joint dysfunction / Shoulder Complex pain

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:

  • Kinesio Taping and McConnell Taping for Patellar Maltracking Syndrome
  • Treatment & Rehabilitation of the knee joint
  • Foot biomechanics
  • Anterior Cruciate (Kreuzband) Acl, Posterior Cruciate (Kreuzband) Pcl, Medial Collateral Ligament Mcl, Lateral Collateral Ligament (Lcl) assessment 
  • Meniscus and Patella femoral joint assessment
  • Pathological conditions assessment of the Knee Joint
  • Gluteus Max and Gluteus Medius control exercises


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:

  • Assessment of the shoulder complex and screening tests of the cervical spine
  • Active and passive ROM testing and special tests
  • Rotator cuff, scapula humeral rhythm, impingement syndrome and painful arc
  • Treatment of the shoulder complex focussing on impingement syndrome
  • Strain-counterstrain (SCS) in the Shoulder complex & rehabilitation of the shoulder Muscle energy techniques (MET), Harmonics, AC & SC Joint assessment and treatment.
  • Differential diagnosis of cervical / referred / visceral patterns of pain to the shoulder
  • Rotator cuff, scapulohumeral rhythm, impingement sydrome, painful arc, exploring shoulder pain

Back Pain Q & A

How do we treat back pain? 

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. 


What are some of the proactive treatments that we use with people who have back pain?

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.


How does network spinal analysis help?

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.

Migraine Q & A

What is a migraine?

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?

  • Restores proper nervous system communication by ensuring alignment
  • Decreases irritation in the nerves that send pain signals to the brain
  • Reduces muscle tension, a common trigger for migraine headaches
  • Restores normal blood flow
  • Unlocks the body’s healing potential
  • Strengthens the muscles that support the spine
  • Identifies migraine triggers so as to help avoid them


Neck Pain Q & A

Is Cervical Spine Manipulation for the neck the only way to help with a stiff neck?

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.


Can neck pain be caused by sitting for too long?

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.


What are the causes of neck pain?

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.

Services

Applied Osteopathic Manual Medicine - Spinal Manipulative and Joint Mobilisation Therapy

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Spinal Manipulative and Joint Mobilisation Therapy for the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions:

  • Cervical Spine C1-C7 including the Cranium
  • Thoracic spine (T1-T12)
  • Lumbar Spine (L1-L5)
  • Hip and Pelvis
  • Sacroiliac Joint
  • Knee Joint and Ankle
  • Shoulder Complex


  • Muscle Energy Technique (MET) for musculoskeletal conditions. MET is used to retrain the musculoskeletal system to realign joints to provide for increase range of motion with decreased pain.


  • Myofascial Release technique (Soft tissue release and mobilisation)


  • Visceral (internal Organs) Manipulation


  • Back Pain 
  • Sciatica 
  • Neck Pain and Tension
  • Headaches and Migraines
  • Joint Mobilisation
  • Shoulder Pain and Dysfunction
  • Knee Joint dysfunction
  • Disc Herniation
  • Postural Assessment
  • Plantar Fasciitis (Plantarfaszie ist eine schmerzhafte Reizung  an der Fußsohle)
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (Karpaltunnelsyndrom ist ein Nerven-Engpass-Syndrom der Hand)
  • Rehabilitation stretching and strengthening

Applied Kinesiology AK

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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: 

  • Irritable bowel syndrome, PMS and menopause
  • Eczema Inflammatory disorders: Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis, Osteoporosis
  • Heart problems and cardiovascular disease
  • High blood pressure, High Cholesterol
  • Allergies, Asthma, Hay-fever
  • Chemical intolerances and sensitivities
  • Hormonal Problems
  • Food intolerance

Kinesiology Touch For Health TFH

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  • Develop personal awareness and clarify your personal goals and motivation
  • Clear mental, emotional, physical and energetic blocks
  • Increase your energy, your vitality and your concentration
  • Relieve pain and release tension headaches, backaches, stomach aches 
  • Release mental and emotional stress
  • Enhance health and wellness and help prevent disease and injury
  • Enhanced brain function and improved co-ordination, work & sports performance. 
  • Accelerate recovery from illness and injuries
  • Improve performance at work, school and at home, in sports and in relationships
  • Improved posture and relief from physical pain and tension
  • Relief of stress and day to day stress management strategies 
  • Identify which foods lower the body’s energies and which ones support and raise the body’s energy
  • More confidence and personal motivation 
  • Balance your energy flow to enhance your personal bests, achieve more consistent and frequent peak performance, reach your life goals, and enjoy life to the fullest
  • Assistance to change attitudes, set and achieve personal goals

Myofascial Therapy

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Myofascial Therapy

 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. 

Swedish Massage Therapy

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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:

  • Reduction in muscle spasm, pain and tension
  • Reduction of swelling caused by an accumulation of fluid in the tissues
  • Release of endorphins, the body’s natural painkillers
  • Improved blood circulation and lymphatic drainage to remove toxins from the body
  • Improved mobility & flexibility, and improved immune system
  • Improved oxygen supply throughout the body 
  • Rehabilitation for muscle injuries
  • Relaxation and therefore reduction in stress and anxiety 
  • Balancing the overall flow of natural life energy through the body
  • Boost immune functioning
  • Inducing a feeling of well-being through the comfort of human touch

We offer the following Massages:

  • Full Body Massage
  • Back, Shoulder & Neck Massage
  • Aromatherapy Massage

Cranio Sacral Therapy

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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:

  • Improves the functioning of the nervous system, relieving pain and improving mobility
  • Improved functioning of the autonomic nervous system, enabling the body to respond more effectively to stress
  • Improved Immune System Functioning
  • Healing and alleviating a range of illness and dysfunction including: 

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