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Acupuncture is the therapeutic use of needles to stimulate the nervous system and is by far the most effective therapy for his (Ulett, 1992). Although classical acupuncture has placed great emphasis on the ‘Qi’ (chi) or ‘flow’ of energy, it is now commonly used with functional disturbances i.e. muscle spasm, pain, inflammation and injury (Culp & Ochao, 1982).
The Bowen technique is not a form of massage but involves a series of rolling type moves at specific key points on the body where the focus is about assisting your body to restore function. This technique is not about treating your ‘tag’ it is about treating you – the person. The technique is very gentle and can be performed through light clothing, no oils or equipment is used.
Craniosacral therapy (CST) is a form of bodywork or alternative therapy using gentle touch to palpate the synarthrodial joints of the cranium. Some people use craniosacral therapy as an adjunct to other forms of treatment, including migraine headaches, chronic pain, chronic fatigue syndrome, post-traumatic stress disorder, trauma of any kind, post-surgical recovery, TMJ (jaw joint issues), and many others.
Functional & Clinical Nutrition Advice
Low energy levels? Discomfort from IBS? Suffering headaches or migraines? Have an auto-immune dysfunction? Want to know what to eat and when to eat? Worried about your inflammation or bloating? There is much information out there – often conflicting and so it can be so overwhelming that you don’t know where to start…so you don’t!
Proven in research Kinesio-taping can; Offer pain relief, reduce muscle fatigue, promote blood flow, prevent cramps, aid recovery, improve range-of-movement, improve proprioception (tissue memory), improve strength and increase muscle activity. Kinesio-tape is water resistant, latex free and stays on for 3-5 days. Kinesio-tape stretches like your skin – wear it anywhere or anytime. We have a variety of colours to meet your needs!
The lymphatic system is part of the circulatory system, comprising a network of lymphatic vessels that carry a clear fluid called lymph directionally towards the heart. Manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) is a type of gentle massage which is intended to encourage the natural drainage of the lymph, which carries waste products away from the tissues back toward the heart.
Ergonomic assessments are an objective study of how an individual sits in their armchair, in the car, or at their desk. The assessments help identify the ergonomic risks such as repetitive tasks that can cause strains, improper work area setup, and improper use of tools, which can result in the development of work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). Jio will take you through ergonomic assessments of your car, desk, and/or lounge area to help support your rehabilitation journey.
Each appointment is 60 minutes.
Sports Massage Therapy
Sports Massage can be adapted to treat athletes and non-athletes for many reasons; optimal performance, treatment of an injury, dysfunctional biomechanics and other conditions ranging from acute to chronic. Not all massage involves being in your underwear! There are many treatments that involve keeping your clothes on too! Please contact the BodyMOT Systems Team if you would like to discuss your treatment first.
Each appointment is 40 minutes.
Personal Skype/Zoom Sessions
Often, people just want to have a chat and build upon some already known subjects about their health. This service is for those of you who want to have a quick catch-up with Jo and go over some things that may be either holding you back, or that you may have got conflicting information on, or you just want to ‘check-in’ with Jo to make sure you are doing everything that is needed to get the biggest bang for your buck from your programme of health and wellness.
Formal Report Writing
The preparation of a formal report is an essential part of the service provided by Jo Abbott. It is a task that should be approached with a desire to accurately communicate the clinical situation encountered. A structured format and objective opinion will enhance both the readability and accuracy of the report.
Clinical, Occupational, & Sports Science Appointment
This appointment is for those individuals who are keen to establish an understanding of causal mechanisms for selected movements such as: sitting (car/desk), walking, skiing, cycling, squatting, jumping etc. Biomechanics is an increasingly important area of scientific study for addressing problems related to human health and performance. Biomechanics is one of the disciplines in the field of Human Movement and Exercise Science and it can be divided into three broad categories from a research perspective: Clinical, Occupational, and Sports Science. Clinical, Occupational, & Sports Science Biomechanics incorporates a detailed analysis of sport movements in order to minimise the risk of non-contact injury and improve movement performance.
This appointment is for individuals who have never had an appointment with Jo, or are returning post 12 months from last appointment with Jo. These two valuable hours are spent assessing, exploring and discussing each contributing factor of your current health condition allowing yourself and Jo to re-structure and re-build a programme of health that maximises your potential and is focused on your current needs and life time goals.
After the initial appointment Jo may need to follow-up with you regarding further assessments, re-tests, updates, or treatment. Generally, if necessary, this would have been discussed at your last appointment with Jo.
ZYTO Personalised Wellness
ZYTO’s innovative decision support technology takes the guesswork out of choosing nutritional products and wellness options. Improve and maintain your personal goals. Many people are looking for answers about their health and wellness, albeit more people aren’t sure what questions to ask or where to start. The answers to these known and unknown questions are different for each individual, but the good news is that they are out there, and ZYTO technology can help us plan for each of them.
Nutrition & Lifestyle
Your nutrient levels will also guide us to the possible causes of your symptoms. If necessary, we shall complete a few nutrient tests on you allowing us to discuss some suggestions on how we can add to your weekly nutrition plan to assist with your symptoms at a cellular level.
Body MOT Lifestyle Analysis
Hospital-grade tech for you to help you improve your health, wellness, or fitness by providing key measurements that are more accurate and not available on other health and wellness devices. For general wellness and health applications including sports, fitness, and relaxation management. Not intended to be used in prevention, diagnosis, or treatment of any disease.