LISA BELIEVES IN A HOLISTIC APPROACH TO ASSESSMENT AND TREATMENT.
Using a variety of modalities and techniques, after initial consultation Lisa will put together a treatment plan often including an exercise program tailored to you individually, taking into account your physical goals, lifestyle and, of course, symptoms and diagnosis.
INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL MYOFASCIAL RELEASE
We each have a tissue system that is joined to every structure in our body, often referred to as Myofascial. This tissue can get stretched, twisted and as a result restrict blood flow reducing the functionality of the central nervous system.
Using specialist internal and external Physiotherapy treatment this tissue can be relaxed resolving many issues that other treatments cannot resolve.
PELVIC FLOOR RE-EDUCATION
This treatment teaches you to correctly contract and relax your pelvic floor muscle. These muscles can be weakened during pregnancy, childbirth, as we get older and as we go through the menopause. Studies have shown that a 1/3 of women who try pelvic floor strengthening exercises by themselves do them incorrectly.
RESTORING APPEARANCE AND FUNCTION OF ABDOMINAL MUSCLES
By focusing on our pelvic floor muscle and ensuring our diaphragm and abdominal muscles all contract in the correct order physiotherapy can help to resolve any stomach gaps (diastasis) and increase strength and tone which can be affected during pregnancy and childbirth.
By looking at our bodies in a number of everyday positions, such as sitting, standing or leaning, a Physiotherapist gains a greater knowledge of how an individual body behaves. After an assessment, a treatment plan is put together that will rectify any posture issues that can create pain, discomfort and long-term damage.
SOFT TISSUE MOBILISATION
A hands-on technique used by Physiotherapists to break down any adhesions in muscles and tissues that may have been caused during pregnancy and labour.
Adhesions are formed when the inflammation associated with healing of tissue and muscle tears forms new scar tissue. Breaking this scar tissue down using Soft Tissue Mobilisation stops any pain that may be caused by movement of this new tissue.
Similarly to how joints and muscles can become tight and misplaced, our organs can also experience similar damage. Visceral Mobilisation is a hands-on technique used by Physiotherapists to ensure any restrictions to our organs in the pelvis and abdomen are released.
JOINT AND SPINE MOBILISATION
Physiotherapists can release stiffness and misplacement of joints and muscles by performing a series of rhythmic oscillations to the affected area relieving any associated pain or restricted movement.
Lisa is a fully certified mat and equipment Pilates instructor and often uses this practice in treatment plans.
Using Pilates helps patients improve abdominal strength and posture with a particular emphasis on core strength. Having a strong core benefits overall fitness and wellbeing, particularly in those who suffer from any lower back pain.