when one tugs at a single thing in nature

one tugs at the whole

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I have worked as a Chartered Physiotherapist for 30 years in a variety of clinical settings and have trained in a variety of health systems and modalities to broaden my understanding in assessing and treating clients. As a holistic practioner there is the recognition that as the body makes its journey through life it is constantly adapting to the stresses and strains imposed on it through our lifestyle and habits as well as trauma and injury. "Nothing is forgotten, nothing is isolated, everything accumulates"

The body is constantly adapting and changing in order to deal with the impact of stress and strain, and when it ultimately loses its ability to do this something gives way and pain and discomfort insue. My approach is based on assessing for the primary area of dysfunction as well as creating balance within the system so that the body can restore its adaptive ability to move with ease. As well as hands on manipulation and massage, re-education, exercise and postural awareness are key facets of the treatment. I treat a range of conditions including musculoskeletal problems acute and chronic, repetitive strain injuries and neurologial conditions, headaches and sinusitis.

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CHOOSING YOUR TREATMENT

About Structural Integration and MER

All my treatment sessions are centred aroud listening and sensitive touch. Time will be spent at the beginning listening to the body systems and establishing the primary pattern of restriction or root cause of the problem/pain and treatment will be directed towards releasing this pattern and restoring balance to the whole system. All the systems of the body are taken into consideration from the outer muscular/skeletal structure, the nervous and vascular system right through to the core of the body where the cranium and viscera live. Primarily I work with the principles of structural integration and myofascial energetic release and the focus is on the interconnected fascial / connective tissue web of the body.

STRUCTURAL INTEGRATION

The most common cause of pain and tension in the body is the over contraction and subsequent dehydration of the various soft tissues of the body. This tension over time blocks blood circulation, oxygen and vital energy that sustain these sensitive tissues. Stagnation, pain and loss of fluid motion result.
Using a combination of senstitive touch and mobilisations to open these layers of restricted soft tissues and related structures in the body I am seeking to release tension and pain and restore alignment, balance and ease of movement to the body. The client is an active participant in the session and I may ask you periodically to perform some gentle movements to enhance tissue glide or facilitate a release of a structure.
Relaxation of the nervous system and enhanced body awareness are other primary effects and can really transform how you use and inhabit your body. I always give clients simple "homework"of a body awareness and movement practice to help sustain the changes made during the session.

60 minute session
90 minute session

(recommended for full integration of session)

€75
€100

Also see structural bodywork and movement re-education package

myofascial Energetic release

The bodywork session is a conversation between two intelligent body systems. As we move through the layers of restricted tissues, gentle breathwork and guided meditation are used to support clients to journey with me into their body space and access deeper layers of their tension to facilitate release on an energetic and emotional level as well as somatic. This work can really help empopwer clients with insight into the emotional and psychological attitudes and behaviours that may be causing and aggrevation their pain. The work however primarily addresses the holding patterns in the tissues, and the focus is on staying with the experience in the body and using the breath, felt sense and movement to release any long held tension and emotional charge from the body.

60 minute session
90 minute session (recommended for full integration of session)
€75
€100

Also see structural bodywork and movement re-education package

holistic physiotherapy

The body is constantly adapting and changing in order to deal with the impact of stress and strain, and when it ultimately loses its ability to do this something gives way and pain and discomfort insue. My approach is based on assessing for the primary area of dysfunction as well as creating balance within the system so that the body can restore its adaptive ability to move with ease. As well as hands on manipulation and massage, re-education, exercise and postural awareness are key facets of the treatment. I treat a range of conditions including musculoskeletal problems acute and chronic, repetitive strain injuries and neurologial conditions, headaches and sinusitis.

30 minute session
45 minute session
60 minute session
€50
€60
€70

Also see structural bodywork and movement re-education package

Structural bodywork and movement re-education package

Focus your lens on your body issues and actually realise your goals with this full body approach

1.

Detailed Assessment

Addressing posture, movement and gait to identify areas that may be restricted, compressed and affecting function and creating pain to develop a treatment strategy specifically for you.

2.

Hands on treatment

Using myofascial, neuro-muscular and physiotherapy techniques, movement and body awareness strategies. 

3.

Self-care advice

Giving you exercises and self -release techniques to practice at home

4.

Results

Clients report a reduction in pain, smoother more fluid movement, feeling lighter, taller and a greater sense of ease in their bodies.

Popular

90 minute assessment followed by 4 x 60 minute sessions

350

  • lower body
  • upper body
  • spine
  • visceral/abdominal area
  • nervous system

basic

90 minute assessment followed by 2 x 60 minute sessions

230

  • lower body
  • upper body
  • spine

bespoke

90 minute assessment with follow ups based on individual requirements

100

  • €75 per 60 minute followup
one 2 one yoga and pilates sessions

We begin with a one to one consultation, where we can discuss what your goals are and issues you are experiencing. In this session you will receive a comprehensive full body assessment to establish the right pace and level with you. Togeather we will set targets and I will give you a detailed hand out and online resources to support your practice.

First 90 minute session
Subsequent 45-60 minute sessions
€90
€50
home visits

I am happy to provide one to one sessions in the comfort of your home. There would be no additional cost for the session but something extra would be charged for the time and cost of travel. This can be negotiated in person

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