A multi-disciplinary person-centered approach to healthcare
I'd like to exercise more.
I'd like to get stronger and move better
I'd like to improve my back and joint health.
I'd like to eat healthier and manage my weight.
I would like to manage my health condition better.
I want to manage my stress and lifestyle better.
Scott is a business owner in his mid-60's, was a keen sportsman in his past but with more commitment has become less active over time resulting in strength loss and some weight gain. Scott was scheduled to have a hip replacement during which he suffered a heart attack. With Scott, the challenge was to rehabilitate him from his heart condition at the same time best prepare him for his hip replacement. One year down the line Scott made a number of lifestyle changes to allow himself to make better food choices, exercise more and create more time for rest and relaxation activities.
Rebecca is a busy professional in her 30's with two young children. She suffers or has suffered from a number of long-term chronic health conditions including chronic fatigue, arthritis, and Irritable bowel syndrome. She knew the benefits that exercise could potentially bring but was worried about doing the wrong thing and getting injured or flaring up her conditions. By working together we put together a realistic plan that was dosed to provide positive change but not create stress. After a year Rebecca is now successfully managing her conditions and is regularly exercising each week.
Charles is a retired lawyer in his late 70's. Whilst running for a bus he tripped and fell sustaining a hip fracture requiring an immediate hip replacement. Charles and I worked together to support and speed up rehabilitation. We used manual therapy, combined with corrective exercise to increase strength and stability. 6 months in Charles is now pain free and as active as he was before and still enjoying his hobbies of walking and swimming.
Barbara is a musician in her 60's suffering from Parkinson's. She was keen to implement and exercise programme that would help her manage her condition. Barbara and I looked at all the options available to her and devised the best practice exercise programme. One year in she is still exercising regularly and is much more confident with managing her condition.
James was referred to me by a Physiotherapist who was treating John for back pain. As a dentist James's work placed a great deal of postural strain on his back. With two young children it was difficult for him to have the time to exercise and strengthen appropriately. Working with James we developed an effective home exercise strategy and postural awareness strategy whilst at work. James still has intermittent episodes of back pain but far fewer than before, he is also much more confident on how to manage these episodes when they do occur.
Due to the demands of her job (nurse), Rachel (age 28) found it increasingly difficult to lead a healthy lifestyle. With shift work and nights taking its toll on her weight and general wellbeing. Rachel was also keen to get into running as she saw this as a simple and flexible way of getting outside and increasing her fitness. Working with Rachel we helped her recognise her triggers for unhealthy eating habits and devise strategies for alternative more healthy behaviour. A simple running programme was also introduced that helped increase overall fitness and mental wellbeing.
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