Health and Movement Services

 

 

OSTEOPATHY

Osteopathy is a gentle and effective hands-on approach to healthcare, based on the principle that the way your body moves influences how it functions. Osteopaths are highly skilled health care professionals, fully qualified to diagnose and treat musculoskeletal problems.  Osteopaths are commonly seen for a variety of conditions including:

  • Neck or back pain
  • Joint or muscular pain
  • Sports injuries
  • Recurring headaches
  • Repetitive workplace strain
  • Pain and stiffness related to advancing years

You don’t need a referral from your doctor to see an osteopath.  You will typically be able to see quickly without the long waiting times that often occur with other treatment options.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PERSONAL TRAINING / EXERCISE REHABILITATION

Movement is essential to life and is found in all bodily systems and processes.  Whether it’s your heart beating, fluid moving around your body, or joints and muscles contracting…a human body requires movement to function optimally.  At Health and Movement, personal training is simply the process of organising, observing and measuring human movement for both quality and quantity.  Once we get you moving well then we can get you moving often and help you work towards your health and fitness goals.  Whether it’s training for a half marathon, increasing your strength and conditioning levels, or improving your shape and physique, we can help get you there.  

Exercise Rehabilitation is the process to regain full function following injury and aims to restore muscle strength, endurance and power, improve flexibility, proprioception and balance.  At Health and Movement we apply principles in rehabilitative exercise to everyone from an athlete with a shoulder impingement problem, to a new mum with lower back pain. Exercise rehabilitation is also used effectively in helping injured workers return to the workforce, for people suffering from arthritis, for people recovering from orthopaedic conditions and for those who are recovery from surgery related to musculoskeletal problems.   As soon as your pain levels significantly decrease, you may decide to continue your exercise plan but with a slightly different focus.  Many patients decide they would like to improve their aesthetic appearance or general strength and conditioning, and continue to do so as a personal training client.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NUTRITIONAL EDUCATION

How you eat has a direct impact on how your body looks, how it feels and how it functions.  Poor nutritional habits will not only impact your fitness goals, they can affect your health status by compromising your immune system, decreasing your energy levels, and increasing your risk of illness.  Whether you’re trying to overcome an existing condition, lose or gain weight, or if you simply want to feel better about yourself,  a tailored diet can help you achieve this naturally.  Our goal is not to tell you what to do but to equip you with the knowledge needed to make informed decisions about what you eat.  With the right nutritional information you can support your body’s own healing mechanisms and effectively combine the right food choices with your work in the gym or in the treatment room.  This integrated and holistic approach to achieving your health and fitness goals will improve your relationship to food and empower you to continuing helping yourself and others.