What is an Holistic approach?
To have an Holistic approach is looking at the body “as a whole”. It is not just about treating the symptoms but trying to identify the underlying causes to address the root of your present complaint and prevent re-occurrence.
Having treated so many patients along those years, we know, as therapists, the amount of involvement, time, energy, headaches it requires sometimes to solve a patient's issue.
On the other hand, we have seen patients losing so much time, energy, money trying to sort out their symptoms because they keep following the same kind of treatment or the same kind of approach.
That's why our first goal after having relieved the symptoms is to find out the origin of the troubles so both therapist and patient avoid the recurrence of the symptoms as well as the loss of time for each party.
The way we conduct the assessments looks a little bit like a "Sherlock Holmes investigation".
During the initial consultation, we perform a thorough case history review as well as a precise physical assessment. Our aim is to detect "clues" that may lead us to the "alleged offender" and enable us to rebuild part or whole history of your complaints.
For example, we will try find out if your symptoms might be related to:
- A poor workstation?
- A recent or an old traumatic event ( falls, fractures, sprains, operations, car accident...)?
- A compensation that has currently lost its efficiency ?
- An underlying illness?
- A change or new habit that may have brought an unbalance on the system ( new shoes, mattress, new chair, new activity ..) ?
- The suffering of an organ or a region of your body?
- Digestive disorders?
- Progressive overuse?
- Bad posture?
- Bad handling of a professional tool, musical instrument, sport accessory?
- A not well conducted sport program?
- A traumatic psychological event or an increased Stress period ?
What is Holistic in our approach?
The way we lead the case history review, really listening to the whole history of the patient
The many different concepts that we use:
- Muscle chains
- Anatomical links
- Craniosacral therapy
- Tensegrity model
- Tissue approach
The techniques that we use ( see below )
The persons whom we may refer you to ( dentists, orthodontists, podiatrists, orthoptists, genuine Chinese acupuncturists...)
Once we are able to formulate one or a few hypothesis about the origins of the troubles, we can propose you the most adapted personalized advices and treatment:
Joint mobilisations and stretches sometimes far from the initial symptoms or complains
Symmetrical stimulation of the defaulting posturological sensors (eyes, TMJ , teeth, tongue, feet, joints)
Global Manual Trigger Point Therapy
Kabat muscular chains