We are passionate about helping resolve pain and dysfunction in the body, and it’s many causes. To do so we believe that physiotherapy should assess and treat the whole body. In complex conditions, where more than one area is affected, the body as a whole needs to be considered. Looking at the body holistically can provide clues as to why pain or dysfunction has occurred in the first place. This helps you recover more efficiently and prevent recurrence.
Why the whole body? Everything in the body is connected in some way; biomechanically (bones, ligaments, joints, fascia and muscles), neurologically and emotionally. The way your body is functioning as a whole will determine injury or pain, and affect recovery from that injury. Old injuries or imbalances in your body may be contributing to your new problem. A seemingly unrelated area can cause a mechanical imbalance in your body and predispose you to an injury or prevent healing. For instance, an old shoulder injury may affect your arm swing, and the asymmetrical rotational forces caused by this (muscular pull on your thorax or rib cage) are then transferred down to your feet when you run. This can cause symptoms ranging from unstable ankles to heel or foot pain. Ultimately, foot and ankle injuries may effect the whole body balance.
How do you know what is causing what? A trained physio (Connect Therapy (CT) practitioner) can assess how your body moves and determine the primary cause of your pain or dysfunction. This directs treatment more effectively and efficiently.
CONNECT THERAPY (CT)
CT was developed by Dr LJ Lee, an internationally recognised physiotherapist, author and educator. Read more about Connect Therapy