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Holistic Health Coaching

Holistic Health Coaching for treating pain and Injury.

Why do we focus on Holistic Health Coaching? Because the cause of pain isn’t necessarily where its presenting itself…

Developing this approach comes from my own journey – professional and personal. For many years I was seeing patients come into the clinic and entirely focusing on the Musculo-skeletal system because that’s what I was trained to do. If someone came in with a knee problem, I would look at the knee and provide soft tissue work. Further personal development and training led to me adapting my approach to look at the causes of the pain or discomfort, so with the knee there may be an issue with the ankle or hip, meaning we need to look at treating these areas too.

Let me give you an example:

If there is disruption to our lymphatic system (which is our bodies way of removing waste products and fighting infections), this could hinder the body’s natural ability to deal with inflammation of an area, it could then have a knock-on effect and create issues with the nervous system and digestive system.

What do I see pain in an area as now?

Just a way of alerting us that something isn’t right. This is often not the area where the pain is.

There are two key elements to our approach:

  1.  We believe in looking at and treating the WHOLE person.
  2.  Longer term habit and lifestyle changes make all the difference.

We start our therapy sessions by talking and listening to you so we can understand the issue you believe requires treatment. We then work together to identify the true cause(s) of the pain / discomfort so that we can help you through direct hands-on treatment and advice on …

I often questioned why some people recover and others do not. It was during my own journey and lifestyle changes that everything started to make more sense. I had been experiencing a great deal of neck and shoulder pain ongoing, and would put it down to posture, weakness in areas and very much isolate the issues. I would have soft tissue treatments and did basic strength and mobility work but would see minimal changes.

It was not until I started to look at and make changes to how I managed my emotions, the way I moved, the amount of fluid I drank, the foods I ate, my relationship with myself etc that I started to notice real changes.

What I came to realise is that the Musculo-skeletal system is only a tiny part of the jigsaw when we explore the causes of pain. We have the lymphatic system, immune system, digestive system, nervous system, and hormone system all of which contribute to how our body functions and influence our perception of pain.

Have you experienced ongoing pain or discomfort? Book a free discovery call….