About Physio Therapy Yoga

Physio Therapy Yoga combines modern-day evidence-based Physiotherapy techniques with a range of holistic Yoga practices that have been used for millennia to help you heal, relieve and prevent pain. Located in Crows Nest on Sydney’s lower north shore, we treat everyday aches and pains and injuries using Physiotherapy and combine complementary approaches for the relief of more persistent pain.

A-J’s professional qualifications and education

A-J has a Degree in Physiotherapy, post-graduate studies in Exercise and Sports Science, Functional Anatomy, Integrated Systems Therapy, Craniosacral Therapy, Visceral Therapy, Yoga Teaching, and Yoga Therapy.

A-J treats all areas of the body. For more information on what A-J treats, click here.

About A-J Peterson

Founder Anna-Jane (A-J) Peterson started this business combining Physio with Yoga because she has a passion for problem-solving and working collaboratively with people to treat complex and multifaceted issues. 

With over 25 years of experience treating thousands of people of all ages, and fitness levels, and with a variety of conditions she uses multiple modalities to treat the integrated body systems to help you heal long-term. She aims to educate you to heal yourself and tailors her approach for you.

Our Vision

Our holistic treatment methodology, backed by science, assists you to understand your condition and provides you with knowledge and tools to use at home to heal yourself. We aim to empower you to take an active role in your own healing, to live an active and fulfilling life. Gain more lasting relief from pain.

 

  • You don’t have to tolerate pain
  • Would you like to find a solution for your persistent or recurring pain?
  • Learn how to treat and care for your own body
  • Learn how to keep physically healthy for years to come?

Our Philosophy

A variety of Approaches

Here at Physio Therapy Yoga we believe in a holistic approach to treatment, and educating and empowering you to help yourself.

Frequently Asked Questions

How are we different Physio Therapy Yoga?

We believe in treating you holistically, using a whole-person approach.

This means looking at how all parts of you affect the painful area. You are a connected whole body, you are not just your knee for example. Your knee is connected to your body. It makes sense but frequently your knee is assessed in isolation. Your knee is affected for example by your foot and hip. We also look at how stress impacts your musculoskeltal system, and whther the tension created is preventing you from healing. We identify the true cause of your condition using years of clinical experience and further training. Everything in your body is connected and you are an integrated whole person; you should be treated fully.

We use Physiotherapy, Yoga Therapy, Visceral Therapy, Craniosacral Therapy and more to treat you.

What is involved with treatment?

It usually takes two to three sessions to resolve minor pains or injuries, while more serious conditions may take longer. 

I know you want to get better as quickly as possible, however many conditions, depending on how long you have had them, are not a quick-fix situation. If your condition or pain has been long-standing we need time together… for me to get to know your body, for you to begin to know your own body and habits …. to make changes. Often changes need to occur gradually.

To treat you for a longstanding condition and prevent it from reoccurring, I educate you about the causes and give you the skills to treat yourself.

No one can take in everything they are told in the first session, so we send you a digital exercise program, with the tips we spoke about at the top of the document. 

Talk to us for a more definitive answer about your individual situation.

What is Integrative Therapy?

It is where you are treated as a whole; the sum total of all your systems working together. You are comprised of integrated parts making the whole of you. Every system in your body (physical, physiological and psychological) is taken into account.

You are treated by assessing the whole of you, from head to toe. We include factors such as lifestyle, general health, emotions, the environment in which you live and work, past injuries and treatments…everything relevant to your pain!

Modern medicine is often a reductionist way of assessing and treating the body, it may only look at a specific part of you where you have the pain. However, pain is often caused by an area away from where the pain is. 

We use many complementary therapies alongside mainstream medical knowledge and research with the core practice of physiotherapy.

What conditions do we treat best?

A-J has treated musculoskeletal problems for over 30 years, she treats every part of the body. She looks at the whole of you to determine the cause of your pain, rather than just treating the pain. Investigating symptoms often uncovers underlying contributions that are long-standing and not obvious to the resulting symptoms.

A-J especially loves treating foot and heel pain, knees, hip and pelvic pain, chronic low back, thoracic rings, head, neck and shoulders!

If you are ready for change and motivated to do the work to get better this is the place for you. When you act on recommendations to help yourself you will get better. Treating your health can take time, depending on how long you have had the condition.

 

What are some trends you are seeing that aren’t useful to your clients?

There’s been a lot of attention given to “strength” in recent years. Many people overdo it, not knowing how to recover or relax between strengthening sessions. Instead of getting better they get more and more pain and stiffness. This can go on for years! Some exercises aren’t helping and may even be making their condition worse. 

There needs to be a balance between strength and mobility. This is what Physio with Yoga can teach you.