How we work

Physio Therapy Yoga uses a variety of evidence-based approaches depending on the particulars of your unique condition. With 25 years experience in treating complex and stubborn conditions, Physio Therapy Yoga has a broad toolkit of skills that 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 heal, strengthen, relieve and prevent pain. You don’t need to tolerate everyday aches and pains, or live with flare-ups from old injuries. 

  • Do you have persistent pain?
  • Do you have recurring pain or problems – 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 to thrive, not just survive.

Release muscle tension

We all know that exercise is good for us. But some people struggle to relax their muscles, which leads to tension and pain. Whether or not you’re a regular exerciser, we all need to find a balance between strength and stability and mobility and relaxing muscles. 

Here at Physio Therapy Yoga, we teach you how to relieve longstanding muscular tension to relieve longstanding pain. You may not even be aware you have it! 

Hands-on therapies that we utilise may include; myofascial release, joint mobilisation, biofeedback and neuromuscular retraining, release of entrapped nerves, craniosacral therapy, visceral therapy, and more.

Look, listen and feel

The human body is one of our greatest teachers. Over the last twenty-five years, I’ve honed my sensitivity and listening skills to better understand who’s in front of me. I listen carefully to you and your body, look at your alignment and how you move, and feel your tissues for where lines of tension are, plus the quality of that tension. 

Like a detective, together we investigate the underlying, and sometimes multiple causes of your pain, then together we put in place a plan for your 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.

Whole-body Integrated Systems Approach

The Integrated Systems Approach assesses and treats the cause(s) of your problem, not just the symptoms. 

We don’t just look at one body part. After all the problem is not always where the pain is felt. The interrelationship of every cell and every system in your body, including the mental and emotional elements, 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. 

Other therapies

A-J is a life-long learner, with extensive study and qualifications that she draws upon to complement traditional Physiotherapy. These fields include exercise and sports science, biomechanics and functional anatomy (how the body parts physically function together), craniosacral therapy, visceral therapy, Yoga Teaching and Therapy (see below), and aspects of psychotherapy and more.

Yoga Therapy

Yoga is an ancient philosophy that has helped people for millenia. It incorporates multiple areas of health; physical, psychological, cognitive, social, and spiritual (philosophical). 

Physical practices strengthen the body, breathing practices soothe the nervous system, meditation quiets the mind, and reflective practices including the study of why we have particular habits and recurring thoughts, helps us change them.

“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).

Yoga therapy is a self-empowering process through which you are guided in practices, based on your individual needs, toward self-healing and greater wellbeing. 

Today there is much evidence-based research to support this ancient philosophical approach.