Welcome to Holistic Healthcare Clinics
The inspiration behind establishing a Holistic Health Care Clinic came from the founder and owner. He posed the question to himself: “If I were a patient, looking for the best, most appropriate health care for my health issue, what would I want to find?”. The answer that immediately came to mind was, “A health care clinic which looks at me as an individual. I want to be able to come and meet highly skilled professionals who have a genuine concern for me and helping to address my condition”. After spending many years in healthcare, He realised that the ideal setting would be one where an individual had the opportunity to make use of many different therapies. We all differ in our likes and dislikes. The health issues we can suffer from are also many and varied. It makes sense to have a variety of therapies available, as different disciplines will approach a problem in a slightly different way. If the therapies are all available and housed under one roof, it is a simple and effective way to treat patients. The patient should be viewed holistically, and as an individual. Many different factors can affect how we suffer illness or injury. These need to be looked at in the context of you as a unique individual. Once your problem has been assessed, the most appropriate combination of therapies can be selected by our staff. An important part of successful treatment includes involving the patient in the choices to be made concerning their health. Genuine concern and the skills of the professionals, coupled with your motivation to become healthy and pain free, will mean that treatment will be a positive, pro-active experience. We have a number of therapies available at our clinic
Many of the therapies available offer massage as part of the treatment. It is an effective therapy for many conditions, including muscle strain, sciatica, whiplash injuries, poor posture, depression, anxiety and sports injuries. It involves the manipulation of muscles, ligaments and tendons using pressure by the hands, fingers, elbows or feet. When injury occurs, a recovery programme will aid a speedy return to fitness.
Sports therapy is designed to help participants of sport and exercise to help prevent injury, and how to deal with them if they occur. A rehabilitation programme would include massage therapy, exercises to help with posture and stability as well as those designed for recovery from injury. Advice would be given concerning the correct footwear and equipment, as well as the correct techniques for warming up and down before exercise. Diet advice may be necessary if weight loss is a goal. Working with a personal trainer is an option if you wish to work on your fitness, receive support and encouragement as well as an individual exercise plan. A personal trainer would show you the correct way to exercise, and which exercises would suit you depending on your health, fitness and goals.
Physiotherapy is used to restore movement and function if we have suffered an injury, are disabled, or have an illness. It is a suitable therapy for most types and ages of people. They commonly work in support of individuals who have suffered from sporting injuries, and are able to devise rehabilitation programmes.
Osteopathy treats disorders by manipulating and massaging parts of the skeleton and muscles. It is the belief that wellness is achieved when the bones, ligaments, muscles and connective tissue are all working well together. Osteopaths help the body to heal itself by relaxing muscles, increasing mobility in joints and encouraging the blood supply to the affected area.
Chiropractors focus upon the joints and spinal manipulation and adjustment. Their aim is to both treat and to educate patients about lifestyle choices, exercise and posture, to ensure no recurrence of the problem. They are experienced in a range of techniques, and will use those most suited to your condition. Assessment will include an examination of your spine, and any relevant tests. These may include range of motion tests, muscle strength tests, reflexes, neurological tests, x-rays and MRI scans. A personalised treatment programme would be devised.
Acupuncture is a treatment which can be used for many different conditions. N.I.C.E. (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) have recommended acupuncture as a treatment for migraines, headaches and back pain on the NHS. In Chinese medicine, illness and pain are viewed as signs that the body is not in harmony. For health to be restored, balance has to be achieved. During an assessment, the root of the problem would be established, and an individual treatment plan devised.
Podiatry is a discipline designed to prevent, diagnose, treat and rehabilitate abnormal conditions of the feet and lower limbs. By examining how you stand, run and sit, they are able to look for abnormalities which may be contributing to the health problem you are suffering from. If required, we will prescribe insoles and orthotics as well as conduct minor surgical procedures.