How we work
Physio Therapy Yoga uses a variety of approaches depending on the particulars of your unique condition. With 25 years of experience in treating complex and stubborn conditions, Physio Therapy Yoga has a broad toolkit of skills to treat the whole person. We’re based in Crows Nest on Sydney’s lower north shore, with clients traveling far and wide, attracted by our experience and unique approach.
In addition, we share the age-old practices of yoga therapy, which have been used for millennia to relieve and prevent pain, heal, and rehabilitate. You don’t need to tolerate aches and pains or live with flare-ups from old injuries.
- Do you have persistent pain?
- Do you have recurring pain? Do you believe you’ve solved the issue and then it returns?
- Have you tried a number of things, but nothing has really worked?
- Are you committed to getting well and prepared to do what it takes?
Let us show you how you can thrive, not just survive.
Whole-body Integrated Systems Approach
The Integrated Systems Approach assesses and treats the cause(s) of your problem, not just the symptoms.
The problem is not always where the pain is felt. The interrelationship of every system in your body is assessed, including physical, physiological, mental and emotional, and is brought back to a more balanced state to relieve persistent pain or dysfunction. If we want positive change to endure, we need to take a holistic approach to treatment.
The Integrated Systems Approach requires years of extra training and clinical experience to apply. This approach is a recognised method for providing relief for difficult-to-treat or persistent pain.
Release muscle tension
Rehabilitation is not only about strengthening. Some people struggle to relax their muscles, which leads to tension and pain. We all need to find a balance between strength and stability and mobility and relaxation of muscles.
Here at Physio Therapy Yoga, we teach you both, particularly how to relieve longstanding muscular tension to relieve longstanding pain. You may not even be aware you have it!
Therapies may include; myofascial release, joint mobilisation, neuromuscular retraining, release of entrapped nerves, craniosacral therapy, visceral therapy, and mindfulness training.
Look, listen and feel
The human body is one of our greatest teachers. Over the last twenty-five years, I’ve honed my assessment skills to better understand who’s in front of me.
I listen carefully to you and your body, look at your alignment and your strategy for movement, and feel your tissues for lines of tension and spasm.
Like a detective, together we investigate the underlying, and sometimes multiple causes of your pain. Together we put in place a plan for your rehabilitation and healing. Not just for today and next week, but for many more years to come.
This is a whole-body and lifestyle approach to health, healing, and vitality.
A-J has studied Exercise and Sports science, biomechanics and functional anatomy, integrative systems physiotherapy, myofascial release, craniosacral therapy, visceral therapy, Yoga (teaching and therapy), ayurveda, psychotherapy and psychology. A-J is a life-long learner, with extensive study and qualifications that she draws upon to complement traditional Physiotherapy.
Yoga incorporates multiple areas of health; physical, psychological, cognitive, social, and spiritual (philosophical). It is an ancient philosophy that has helped people for millennia.
Physical practices strengthen the body, and soothe the nervous system, meditation quiets the mind, and reflective practices reveal why we have particular habits and attitudes, yoga helps us change if we want to.
Yoga therapy is a self-empowering process through which you are guided in practices, based on your individual needs, toward self-healing and greater well-being.
“Yoga therapy is a holistic and multidimensional philosophy and practice that offers a methodology to work with underlying causes of pain and suffering. It is informed, self-care guided, and in relationship with a trained therapist”.
(Global Yoga Therapy Conference 2021).
Today there is evidence-based research to support yoga therapy to help with persistent pain.