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THERAPIES

WE HAVE A RANGE OF MODALITIES ON OFFER

Wendy Madgwick practicing physiotherapy

PHYSIOTHERAPY

Physiotherapists are experts in the structure of the human body and its movement. They work with people of all ages to treat a broad range of health conditions. Physiotherapists are licensed professionals that can address musculoskeletal, orthopaedic, neurological, and respiratory conditions. This can involve preventative care, hands-on therapy, and education for a home program as prescribed after a thorough evaluation so that treatment is based on individual needs. 

We don’t just look at your symptoms but aim to identify the underlying factors that are causing the symptoms. Treating these underlying factors has been shown to decrease the risk of recurrence of symptoms. Physiotherapy helps through physical rehabilitation, injury prevention, and health and fitness.

FELDENKRAIS & SOMATIC EDUCATION

Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais (1904-1984) a Ukranian-Israeli engineer and physicist developed a unique somatic learning approach to movement designed to help people reconnect with their bodies and learn ways to move with greater efficiency. It uses gentle movement done with awareness. There are two aspects:

Awareness Through Movement (ATM). Personalised lessons can be delivered individually or in group training sessions.
Functional Integration (FI) Lessons are given on a one-on-one basis – guided by the practitioner’s hands.

Both types of lessons help improve functional mobility, grace, and ease within the body – helping to create simple pain-free, and easeful movements. Any condition that affects the musculoskeletal system can potentially be relieved with this modality.

Wendy Madgwick practicing feldenkrais
Wendy Madgwick practicing craniosacral therapy

CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY

A very gentle hands-on technique developed by Dr. John E Upledger D.O and Surgeon (1932-2012)who based the modality on the work of one of the founders of Osteopathy William Sutherland The craniosacral system includes the soft tissue and fluid that protects the brain and spinal cord.

Everyday tensions, stresses, and strains absorbed by the body can tighten the tissues affecting the brain and spinal cord. Craniosacral Therapy releases the tensions deep in the body to allow the entire body to relax and self-correct. The Craniosacral modality helps relieve pain and dysfunction and improve whole-body health.

MANUAL LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE THERAPY

Manual Lymphatic Drainage is a light touch therapy that helps find balance within your immune system. A properly functioning immune system is critical to our body’s ability to drain stagnant fluids, detoxify, filter toxins detoxify and maintain a healthy immune system. Unlike the circulatory system which uses the pumping of the heart to circulate its blood flow, lymph vessels rely on hundreds of tiny muscular units (lymphangion) to contract through the body to help propel lymph flow. The action of these muscular units can be slowed or stopped by surgery, trauma, burns, infections, significant swelling, fatigue and stress, or age.

When the lymph flow stagnates fluids, proteins, cells, and toxins accumulate, and cellular function is significantly compromised.” (Adair Guyton 1982.)

LYMPHEDEMA THERAPY

Lymphedema Therapy involves assessment, treatment, education, and if appropriate manual lymph drainage, as well as compression wraps/garments and progressing to the fitting of compression garments for further self-care and maintenance.

Wendy Madgwick practicing lymphatic drainage
Wendy Madgwick practicing brainwork

BRAIN WORK, BRAIN REFLEX THERAPY & NEURAL MANIPULATION

Brain Work was developed by French Osteopath Dr Bruno Chikly. It is very cutting edge exploring the brain and spinal cord, white and grey matter, and any associated restrictions. These techniques can particularly help pathologies such as closed head injuries, whiplash, headaches/migraines, learning disabilities, ADD/ADHD, Sleep disorders, Parkinson’s, and Alzheimer’s disease.

Brain Reflex Therapy helps integrate neonatal reflexes to help many conditions including sleep, balance, coordination, and focus. Many neonatal reflexes optimally are inhibited or integrated in the first few months of life, sometimes these neonatal/developmental reflexes are retained or reoccur in many pathologies including trauma, whiplash, Parkinson’s disease, PTSD, CVA, and Dementia. Retained and reoccurring reflexes can create some neurological dysfunctions, learning disabilities, and sensory integration issues. In children they can be found in learning disabilities, ADHA/ADD, decreased focus or concentration, balance issues, social skill issues, and dyslexia.

PILATES

Joseph Pilates (1883-1967)called his method of physical fitness Contrology. We now know the method as Pilates. The method involves an emphasis on the body’s core known as “the power house”– abdominal, pelvic floor, diaphragm and musculature of the lower back . It is an effective and safe method of exercise when taught and applied correctly.  It consists of over 500 exercises, initially designed with mat exercises but Joe when on to engineer specific Pilates equipment to support strengthening the power house.

It’s a safe choice for people of all ages and abilities because it focuses on developing strength in the core and other muscle groups through controlled movements, and can be modified by a certified trainer.

It helps to develop strength, flexibility, muscular endurance, coordination, balance, improved posture and leaner musculature.

Wendy Madgwick practicing pilates
Wendy Madgwick practicing  myofascial release

MECHANICAL LINK

Developed by French Osteopath Paul Chauffeur, this very rich osteopathic method is designed to find the source of dysfunction in the body rather than the symptoms. Essentially, the mechanical link focuses on identifying and treating any tension or restriction found in the fascial system and is sometimes referred to as a form of Myofascial Release Therapy. Fascia is present around all body systems including skin, viscera, arteries, nerves, and musculoskeletal systems. A gentle ‘recoil’ of the involved tissues allows the innate wisdom of the body to normalise and begin the healing process.

VISCERAL MANIPULATION

Visceral Manipulation uses gentle, yet precisely directed techniques to encourage mobility/motility in and or around an internal organ that may be compromised by surgery, trauma, and inflammation. Fascia and ligament connections of the abdominal organs when compromised can have a direct effect on the musculoskeletal system, causing pain and dysfunction. Assisting to correct this imbalance by restoring full mobility to the tissue can assist in decreasing discomfort, and pain and improve overall health.

Wendy Madgwick practicing physiotherapy
Wendy Madgwick practicing biofield therapy

BIOFIELD VIBRATIONAL THERAPY

Biofield Vibrational Therapy is a non-medical therapeutic method that uses sound waves in the biomagnetic field (or biofield) that surrounds the human body. This input supports the body in recognising and correcting its own vibrational imbalances. Biofield Vibrational Therapy was developed by Eileen Day Mc Kusick PhD in the USA through 20+ years of research and clinical observations of the Biofield Anatomy. This therapy may be experienced in person or at a distance for individuals or a group. A general ‘tune-up’ for out-of-tune bodies.

I utilise these modalities to help my clients align themselves back to their natural, healthy state.

Wendy Madgwick

Wendy Madgwick practicing physiotherapy

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED?

We have 3 practice locations in the Redlands, Brisbane, and Logan City.

Urban Wellbeing Centre
24 LaTrobe Tce
Paddington QLD 4064

Hours: Tuesday and Friday 9 am – 7 pm

Redland Trading Centre
Unit 3/77 Shore St West
Cleveland QLD 4163

Hours: Monday and Thursday 9 am – 7 pm

Logan

Sessions in the Logan area are available by appointment at Waterford/Buccan, 4207.

*If you cannot find a convenient appointment time through the online booking system please contact Wendy directly to negotiate a mutually convenient appointment time.

WHAT DO WE OFFER AT GREENSTONE HOLISTIC HEALTH?

Your first session is primarily for a thorough evaluation that will provide the template to guide the forthcoming therapeutic intervention.

Treatment sessions are 55 minutes long and are personalised. They may include manual therapy, mobilisation and manipulation, classical Pilates, Feldenkrais, and/or Intelligent Movement-based somatic education. They may also include a home-based program with guided practice, therapeutic exercises, or movements.

WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW BEFORE MY FIRST APPOINTMENT?

  • Please arrive 15 minutes before your first appointment time to enable you to complete a personal information and medical history form before your therapy session begins.
  • Wear comfortable clothing that allows you to move freely and allows the therapist ease of access to the site of your injury. Clothing that one might wear to yoga, gym, or tai chi class is an example. Generally, removal of clothing is only necessary when therapeutic and support taping of an injury site is considered helpful.
  • Bring orthotics if you usually wear them
  • Bring with you relevant imaging and reports such as MRIs, X-rays, and/or CT scan.

WHAT ARE YOUR FEES?

  • Initial Appointment $180
  • Follow up Appointment  $150
  • Lymphedema Appointment Initial $200
  • Pre Point Ballet Assessment $180
  • Pediatric Appointment (30mins) $100
    Some sessions require longer than 55 minutes. If a complex case requires extra time, the fee will reflect the time spent.

DO HEALTH FUND REBATES APPLY?

Yes. Some health funds provide a rebate for Physiotherapy but it is best to confirm your level of cover with your health insurer. Health fund claims can be processed electronically at the time of payment.

DOES MEDICARE PROVIDE COVER FOR PHYSIOTHERAPY

A Medicare rebate is available for a limited number of physiotherapy sessions pre-approved by a General Practitioner. The Medicare Enhanced Primary Care referral should be discussed with your doctor.

HOW LONG ARE YOUR SESSIONS?

Appointments are 55 minutes duration unless the therapist requests or agrees to a shorter or longer session at the time you make the appointment. To make an appointment or if need to discuss your needs with Wendy, please contact her at 0482 423 371.

DO I REQUIRE A REFERRAL?

Patients who are self-funded or who have private health cover do not require a medical referral. Department of Veteran’s Affairs funded patients do need a doctor’s referral. A Medicare rebate is available for patients who have an Enhanced Primary Care Plan and a referral from a G.P.

DO YOU OFFER TELEHEALTH?

It is possible to have telehealth consultations if required. This would involve a Zoom or Facetime consultation. This may be utilised for a consultation, a follow-up home program review and progression of exercises, Feldenkrais, or a remote Biofield Tuning session. Please contact Wendy directly to set up a telehealth appointment.

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