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Putting You First

I hear your story and take a detailed history. To that end, I create an individualised treatment plan including continued care aimed at achieving the functional goals we set together.
No one body is the same, hence I remain dedicated to always learning what it is you as an individual need, how you got to this point and how best we can get you to where you want to go. I use my extensive training in multiple different therapies to find what works best for you.

Nurtured Services: Services


Conditions treated and services offered

Here at the Nurtured Self I treat a wide range of presentations, whilst maintaining a special interest in all things women's health, pregnancy, birth and beyond. 

Birth preparation and active birth skills

Pregnancy and post natal care

Pelvic girdle pain 

All pregnancy related musculoskeletal conditions

Pelvic floor assessment, training and education.

Stress/urge and incontinence and urgency.

Pelvic floor weakness

Diastasis Recti- abdominal muscle separation

Return to sport and activity postnatally

Headaches and Jaw pain

Postural pain

Sporting injuring

Rehabilitation following surgery

Chronic pain conditions

Post dental work

Spinal pain- neck and back

Stress and tension 

Breast feeding challenges

Babies following difficult birth

Reflux and other digestive issues

Tonge/lip tie


Treatment techniques

Through my years of practice I have worked to create a skill set to provide my clients with a wholesome, thorough and up to date range of treatment techniques. My aim is to gain a deep understanding of you, your presentation and what is happening in your body.

Muscle energy technique- the use of small muscle contractions in very specific joint positions to alleviate joint and muscle restrictions. 

Visceral manipulation- is a gentle manual therapy technique that assesses the relationship between the body's organs and other structures, like muscles, fascia, ligaments and joints. Like our joints the organs of the body need to move within a normal range for optimal function. The movement of an organ can be restricted by surgical scars, adhesions, infection, illness, poor posture, emotional stress or physical trauma. A restriction prevents the gliding and sliding motion, creating an area of fixation. Our body learns to compensate, but over time this can lead to chronic irritation and inflammation, causing musculoskeletal, neural and visceral dysfunction.

Through the use of precise palpation, gentle manual therapy release techniques are applied to restore balance.

Craniosacral- cited from the CST Upledger institute- Craniosacral therapy is a gentle, hands-on method of evaluating and enhancing the functioning of a physiological body system called the craniosacral system- comprised of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord.

Using a soft touch generally no greater than 5gms, the practitioner releases restrictions in the craniosacral system to improve the functioning of the central nervous system. This is effective for a wide range of conditions including headaches, chronic neck and back pain, concussions and traumatic brain injuries, scoliosis, chronic fatigue, temporomandibular joint issues, post surgical, emotional difficulties, stress and tension related problems. 

Strain counterstain- removes painful and reflexive tissue contractions in the body with gentle techniques of reducing the compression of the involved structures, making the treatments painless.

It works across multiple systems in the body in part due to the deactivation of deep fascial pain receptors which keep the body's soft tissue in a guarded state.  

Specific exercise rehabilitation- is the use of thorough assessment to develop a personalised exercise program to restore function, musculoskeletal balance and recovery to the body. 

Pilatesis a method of exercise that consists of low impact flexibility and muscular strength and endurance movements, core strength and muscular balance. Pilates emphasises proper postural alignment, precise technique and breathing techniques. It is named after its creator Joseph Pilates in 1920.

Joint mobilisation techniques- are a range of techniques used to restore the small, involuntary movements that assist joints to perform to their optimum. It involves performing a back and forth oscillation of the joint in order to restore motion, this can also be incorporated with simultaneous functional movements of the joint.

Dry needlingis the use of acupuncture needles to stimulate the underlying myofascial trigger points, which are hyper irritable spots in the skeletal muscle, for the management of neurological-musculoskeletal pain and movement impairments.

Trigger point therapy- is when direct pressure is applied to specific tender, and hyper irritable points in the muscle tissue to bring about reduction in muscle tension and restriction. Muscles with significant trigger points are weaker and restricted in their range of movement. This can cause compensation by other muscles and create imbalances in the musculoskeletal system. Trigger point therapy can be associated with a transient visible or palpable contraction and/or referred pain from the muscle and skin as the muscle fibres contract when pressure is applied.

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