Gladstones provides a range of complementary therapies as part of the treatment programme. The treatments are offered to all clients, and are discussed individually to assess suitability. A selection is shown below.
Physiotherapists work with patients to help identify and improve their movement and function. They help promote their patients health and well being, and assist the rehabilitation process by developing and restoring body systems, in particular, the neuromuscular, musculoskeletal, cardiovascular and respiratory systems. They devise and review treatment programs, comprising manual therapy, movement, therapeutical exercise and the application of technological equipment.
Nutritionists understand how nutrition affects health and wellness, their prolific knowledge of biochemistry helps them identify specific foods and therapeutic nutrients to address a wide range of physical disturbances. They collaborate with our physicians, physiotherapists and acupuncturists to discuss nutritional insights that aid in their clients’ healing.
Network Spinal Analysis
NSA is an evidenced based approach to wellness and body awareness. Gentle precise touch to the spine cues the brain to create new wellness promoting strategies. Two unique healing waves develop with this work. They are associated with spontaneous release of spinal and life tensions, and the use of existing tension as fuel for spinal reorganisation and enhanced wellness. Practitioners combine their clinincal assessments of spinal refinements with patient’s self assessments of wellness and life changes. Greater self awareness and conscious awakening of the relationship between the body, mind, emotion, and expression of the human spirit are realised through this popular healing work.
Meridians are a collection of acupuncture points. Chinese medicine believes there is a distribution network for the fundamental substances of Qi (pronounced chee), blood and body fluids throughout the body. This distribution network called the Meridian System looks like a giant web, linking different areas of our body together. It’s pathways make up a comprehensive yet complex body map that supplies vital energy to every part of the body. Philosophically, the Meridian System explains how we live, and why we become sick.
Shiatsu is a traditional Japanese healing art. It can help with a wide range of conditions from specific injuries to more general symptoms of poor health. Shiatsu is a deeply relaxing experience and regular sessions help to prevent the build up of stress in our daily lives.
When the mind, body and spirit work together, the result is a balance of thought, awareness and well being that is unmatched. It is in this state that healing can occur on multiple levels. With meditation you’ll visualise yourself reviving, revitalising and rejuvenating. With practice you will have the ability to call up a healing moment at any time of day.