Children’s Therapies

Does your child have difficulties at school, poor posture, sore feet, neck pain, growing pains, stress, anger, resentment? These are just a few of the issues that can be addressed with my treatment. Physical problems are draining. This can lead to a whole host of emotional and behavioural issues. Like adults, children can benefit greatly from this unique combination of therapy and they usually respond at a much faster rate.

Conditions that can be treated include:

  • Growing pains
  • Feet
  • Sprains
  • Knees
  • Neck
  • Brocken bones
  • Lower back
  • Headaches
  • Wrists
  • Walking gaits
  • Shoulders
  • Injuries
  • Bullying
  • Bonding
  • Energy Levels
  • Learning
  • Behavioural issues
  • Stress
  • Confidence
  • Grief
  • Communication

Learn more about children’s pain relief sessions. 

Adult Therapies

Are you suffering from pain? Looking for a long-term solution? This unique therapy has a 98% success rate and you can become pain-free. Physical, mental or emotional pain is debilitating, and can often be linked together.

After years of studying and working in many different pain relief fields, I have developed a unique, individualized and comprehensive treatment programme using a combination of techniques. This provides great flexibility within your sessions, allowing me to apply the strategies most suitable for you to achieve the best possible outcomes.

Depending on the nature of the complaint, some people only need one session to resolve the problem. Others find that a combination of treatments over a number sessions works best for them. Find out more by booking in for a complimentary 15-minute consultation.

Conditions that can be treated:

  • Headaches
  • Joint Pain
  • Cramps
  • Jaw imbalances
  • Neck tension
  • Back pain
  • Sports injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Scoliosis
  • Muscle weakness
  • Knee pain
  • Asthma
  • Unexplained pain

Learn more about pain relief therapy.

 

Kinesiology and Pain Relief

What is Kinesiology

The word Kinesiology is defined as the study of motion and muscle co-ordination to move the body.  This therapy has evolved and diversified over the last few decades combining Western techniques and Eastern wisdom.

The development of Kinesiology began with Doctors, Chiropractors and Physiotherapists who compiled scientific, evidence-based studies which began in the early 1900s.

The key technique used in Kinesiology is ‘Muscle monitoring’ as a method of biofeedback from the body. It’s an effective tool for detecting and correcting various body imbalances. These imbalances may relate to stress, identifying substances that weaken the body, learning problems, injuries, unwanted patterns or programmes in our body’s bio-computer to balance muscles that do not fire up properly. Muscle monitoring enables Kinesiologists to identify and restore the body’s physical and energetic systems.

Professional Kinesiology practitioners undertake years of study and training to access the movement of energy – or what the Chinese call ‘Chi’ – throughout the body.

Kinesiology is practised in over 120 countries and is one of the fastest growing therapies in the world.

THE TRIAD OF HEALTH 

History

The origins of Kinesiology have an interesting history and can be dated back to the 1900s. Orthopaedic surgeon R.W Lovett, was working with analysing the effects of polio and nerve damage. He discovered muscles that tested weak often had a common spinal nerve. This was the first stage of Kinesiology – muscle monitoring.

Then in the 1930s osteopath Frank Chapman had an idea that by stimulating with finger pressure over specific points on the body, lymphatic function would improve in a certain organ of the body. Most of the points were found to be around the spine or rib cage area. Dr Chapman found that it was often possible to strengthen the organ by just stimulating the reflex point. Commonly referred to today as neuromyopathic reflex points.

In 1949, Henry & Florence Kendall both prominent physiotherapists, modified and systemised Lovetts ideas based primarily on their extensive work in polio research. They set a whole new standard of detail for musculoskeletal examination and treatment.  they reported on their study of 12,000 cases to illustrate and diagnose numerous diseases and other painful conditions associated with faulty body mechanics and alignment. Muscle testing became a new science in the field of Academic Kinesiology, supplying the in-depth analysis of the exact motion of muscles and the way they move joints.

The 1960s provide us with great research by Dr George Goodhart. He took an interest that the work of the Kendall’s, then discovering that muscle testing could be used to gather information from the body. He found that some muscles would test weak, were hypertonic, when certain types of disease conditions were present. This system was called ‘Applied Kinesiology’ and saw many chiropractors embracing Chinese medicine techniques of acupressure and meridian systems. Dr Goodheart brought together the work done by his predecessors creating his unique techniques

In the 1970s, a protégé of Goodhearts, Dr Alan Beardall, developed a diagnostic procedure that incorporated the use of all therapeutic techniques. He established muscle tests for over 250 muscles as well as assignments for computer numbers to all the muscles of the body. Dr Beardall presents each individual muscle tests along with the factors that need to be considered to restore healthy muscle function. This included various kinds of reflex points, nutrition, as well as a method to determine the emotional component, establishing the body as a biocomputer. Thus, establishing Energetic Kinesiology.

John Thei, a chiropractor had a major influence in bringing muscle monitoring and correctional techniques for non-professionals to use. He made it accessible for all to use by developing a programme called “Touch for Health”

 

Pain Relief Techniques

Fascia is like three-dimensional form of a stretchy fibrous connective tissue made up of collagen and elastin, forming several extremely thin layers that are interwoven entirely within our body. Fascia is located amongst the layers of muscle and surrounding all internal body tissues. Fascia has many functions:

  • To provide support by maintaining the proper position of the individual muscle fibres, blood vessels and nerves within the muscles preventing them from moving out of place during muscle contraction.
  • Allows muscles to change shape as they are stretched and shortened, protects organs and muscles from external forces.
  • Lubrication of the tissues that meet with one other during movement preventing tissue degeneration.
  • Holds the entire body together as a unit.

ORANGE WHITE PITH

Just like the white pith of an orange holds the segments together, fascia works in the same way in the body. It can be thick or thin depending on the function it needs to provide. 

Fascia is the tissue that unites the musculoskeletal, circulatory and nervous systems, a biological wonder that is now receiving long overdue attention from medical professionals and researchers. It has an important role and is far more important than you probably realise.

Each skeletal muscle fiber has many bundles of myofilaments. Each bundle is called a myofibril. This is what gives the muscle its striated appearance. The contractile units of the cells are called sarcomeres.

Due to a variety of causes, the fascia can become distorted. Adhesions created can cause weak nerve impulses, limit your flexibility and restrict your full range of body movement. Tight fascia can also affect the circulatory system, impinging on veins and arteries and can result in poor blood flow.

In healthy fascia the collagen fibres have a strong tensile strength, resisting considerable forces and at the same time stay pliable and bendable, it’s like one huge fine spider web, interwoven and all connected. When you pull on a spider’s web the rest of the web stretches out. Fascia acts in a similar way.

It’s a common occurrence to find that the distorted fascia found in one part of the body has been found to affect its adjacent structures. For instance, some clients have presented with hip pain and it has been resolved by releasing the fascia in the foot.

Releasing the fascia is important to injury and disability recovery. Common stretching cannot help the tight fascia. Slow and sustained stretching has good benefits. It normally cannot be released with common massage therapy, it needs a different technique applied altogether.

 

Helping Kids in India

Kids Health India is a small grassroots organization that prides itself on transparency and accountability. 100% of the donations go directly to the Smokeless Stove Installation project. This saves thousands of lives from respiratory diseases especially affecting small children.

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The smokeless stove project addresses the root cause of one of the most debilitating health issues for children all around the globe where impoverished living conditions exist. Inhalation of smoke from daily cooking in the home without ventilation can link to upper respiratory infection, which left untreated can be fatal, ranking as the highest rate of child mortality known.

Just $35 USD can buy a new smokeless stove for an entire family giving health benefits for a lifetime to come. If you would like to learn more or donate please go to www.kidshealthindia.com