Senior Physiotherapist Julie Peacock, who has a special interest in Chronic Fatigue, does this through a thorough 1 hour assessment to assist clients to understand how the resulting changes in energy systems and muscular deconditioning affect each individual.
A personalised plan is created with the client with the aim of reducing pain and increasing movement with less effort, by releasing adverse mechanical nerve tension - a very common problem in clients with Chronic Fatigue. This is also done in conjunction with gentle hands on treatment to release tight joints, muscles and connective tissue structures. Furthermore, a very gentle staged movement and muscle reconditioning plan is developed.
This is based on the principles of energy conservation, avoiding core temperature increases and establishing safe baselines of activity, to avoid the common ‘kick back’ effect of exercise which can put people in bed for a week.
Marion Physiotherapy believes in a holistic approach to health and has a team of Allied Health professionals who work closely with Julie in helping to improve the clients’ health, reduce their pain and increase their physical function.
Services available may involve the gentle release of myofascial tissues and tight muscles, often required in Chronic Fatigue/Me sufferers, with our specialist trained Remedial Massage Therapist Lyndal. Dietician Grace can help with dietary triggers and secondary conditions such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
Psychologist Dr Ivan Atkinson can assist with processing the secondary stress, grief and loss caused by Chronic Fatigue, as well as undertaking health coaching and assisting in our 8 week ‘Chronic Fatigue- Moving Forward!’ group program.
An initial home visit and subsequent phone or skype appointments are available for clients who are currently too unwell to leave their home to attend the clinic.
Call Marion Physiotherapy on 8296 7594 to book your appointment with Senior Physiotherapist Julie Peacock or book a free initial 30 minute phone consult to discuss your individual situation if you would like to explore the options further.