Physiotherapy encompasses rehabilitation, injury prevention and health promotion. It uses an holistic approach to treatment, looking at the patient’s lifestyle and engaging them in their own treatment. Physiotherapy focuses on the science of movement and helps people to restore, maintain and maximize physical strength, function, motion and overall wellbeing by addressing the underlying physical issues.
Physiotherapy is recommended in the treatment or rehabilitation of a broad range of conditions. Our physiotherapists have a special interest in treating more chronic, multifactorial conditions such as scar and visceral restrictions, jaw or TMJ pain and headaches, as well as addressing problems with a more direct cause, like the side effects of cancer treatment, sports injuries or surgery.
Scar Tissue Release
Scars are a natural result of the healing process, but sometimes layers of tissue that should slide freely can become stuck together. These stuck points cause compensation patterns, which can lead to long-term pain, often far from the site of the original injury or surgery.
At The Chiron Clinic, we do conservative, hands-on scar treatment that is gentle and non-surgical. This form of scar physiotherapy involves changing tension patterns so the body can heal itself, with a noticeable improvement in pain, numbness, colour, texture and mobility from the first treatment. Mastectomy scars, radiation scars, C-section scars and other surgical scars can all be treated.
The viscera, or abdominal organs, can be felt and mobilised externally either using the very gentle Barral Method, or using a more direct, manual therapy approach. Organs can suffer trauma and go into spasm just like other parts of the body. After surgery, an accident, or even a bad case of food poisoning, inflammation will lead to fibrosis, limiting the sliding of your organs and in some cases these restrictions will cause digestive problems like bloating, constipation or reflux.
Visceral adhesions can even limit movement so much that it appears to be a musculoskeletal issue, such as shoulder pain that doesn't go away, one tight hip, or back pain during ovulation. Visceral mobilisation is an invaluable complement to colon hydrotherapy, fertility treatment and weight-loss plans.