Suffering from chronic pain, mental health issues, fatigue, digestive problems, skin issues? Are you seeing multiple healthcare professionals for multiple conditions that no-one can cure? Have you been told that your condition is autoimmune and it can only be “managed” or maybe that you seem to be aging far too fast! Our team of holistic practitioners can help you:
It is an evolution in the practice of medicine that better addresses the healthcare needs of the 21st century. By shifting the traditional disease-centered focus of medical practice to a more patient-centered approach, Functional Medicine addresses the whole person, not just an isolated set of symptoms.
Functional Medicine incorporates the latest in genetic science, systems biology, and understanding of how environmental and lifestyle factors influence the emergence and progression of disease.
Step 1 - Health Questionnaires
Utilising Cutting Edge Computerised Analysis.
In depth questionnaires using patented and validated on line technology. The questionnaires you answer are returned to your treating practitioner where they have already been partially synthesised and have uncovered hard-to-see patterns and interactions in the data, which is especially important when it comes to conditions like gluten sensitivity, digestive system disorders, biotoxins, food allergies and vitamin or mineral deficiencies.
The program systematically applies hundreds of research-based correlations to your data and giving an in-depth report that would take another clinician many hours to derive on their own.
Step 2 - The Consult
Before stepping into the consult your clinician will have already reviewed your questionnaires and blood tests that you will have provided prior to the appointment.
Now the practitioner will review your history with your, probing for more information to clarify your history. This will be followed by a physical examination of your systems.
The combination of this assessment and your health questionnaires may be enough for a treatment plan to be drawn up. Sometimes more tests: blood/stool/saliva will be needed and our clinicians will advise you appropriately.
Step 3 - Selective Testing
Testing may include a single or group of tests such as:
- Comprehensive Stool Analysis
- Salivary hormonal panels
- Genetic Profiles
- Red Blood Cell Nutrient Analysis
- Urine metabolite testing
Many of these tests are highly specialised and are analysed overseas in the US/Europe/UK and Australia. Though the tests are not cheap they are often vital in guiding your highly specialised treatment programme.
Step 4 - Your Treatment Plan
Some patients may just require specific, tailored education on diet and lifestyle. Most though may need specific plans that utilise selected supplements, herbs and dietary changes. We do not prescribe supplements/herbs to mask symptoms but to facilitate healing and treat the underlying causes of your disease/pain. We may utilise modalities such as acupuncture/dry needling/infra red/infra red sauna/soft tissue release/visceral manipulation to facilitate your healing further.
Step 5 - Re-evaluate/Re-test
We always re-evaluate and believe objective markers are useful in doing so. You will re-do your pre-consult health questionnaires and may re-do lab testing. This helps you to be motivated and allows us as clinicians to alter and redirect our treatment as necessary.
Step 6 - Maintain
We are here for your long term health and realise that sometimes it is our job to enthuse and motivate you to take steps to maintain your own health.
For more treatments and services we provide in Integrative Physio, please contact us.