Promoting health through wholistic physiotherapy
Jo Hadley is a wholistic physiotherapist with over 30 years’ experience.
She addresses the musculoskeletal and visceral balance within the body. Her interests cover all kinds of physical symptoms including chronic pain, running injuries, gastrointestinal symptoms and complex problems that have not responded to previous therapy.
She has a keen interest in how the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of a person’s life combine in unique ways to produce a state of health or dis-ease in the body. This might be done by locating areas in the body that are blocked. Blocks can be physical, emotional, mental or spiritual or a unique combination of these.
Jo sees the body as bio-energetic and biochemical and she thinks of herself as a “quantum physiotherapist”. She likes to research and explore how a person’s health can attain its most balanced state of equilibrium. An equilibrium which only be achieved when each part of the whole is addressed. She has learned both professionally and personally that physical symptoms are not always caused by obvious incidents or accidents and may have various degrees of an emotional/mental aspect to them. Physical symptoms often are a direct or indirect response to many other factors occurring in your body and your whole life. For true healing to have a chance to occur, all aspects of a person’s life and ailment need to be considered and integrated into the solution.
Symptoms treated through physiotherapy
Jo’s main manual therapy diagnostic and treatment tool is a wholistic technique called Fascial Manipulation by Stecco. It recognizes the interconnectedness of the entire body including the visceral systems as well as musculoskeletal and provides a roadmap on addressing any imbalance in the systems and between these two systems to restore homeostatic and physiologic balance to the whole body and person. As well as addressing the traditional musculoskeletal imbalances that physiotherapy is known for, it also addresses the role of visceral symptoms like:
- Difficulty swallowing
- Tightness in the chest
- Circulatory disease and blood pressure
- Skin conditions
To find the true cause behind a person’s symptoms Jo takes a thorough history and where needed assesses the whole body. If assessed thoroughly and accurately then the treatment generally, but not always, does not require too many sessions, so you may have longer treatment sessions but will require overall fewer visits.
Jo also is a keen distance runner and has completed 15 marathons and numerous half marathons around the world, including 2 Boston marathons. She is passionate in treating running injuries and knows that these injuries require not only good technique, good training plans, a gradual increase in training loads, but also a balanced body, mind & soul.
To know more about Jo please visit her website: www.johadleyphysio.com
Fee Structure and Bookings
|Initial consultation and treatment||60 minutes||$140|
|Follow up appointment||60 minutes||$140
Should you have to change your appointment to another day or cancel it for any reason, you will need to ring 9211 3811 at least 1 business day prior, otherwise a cancellation fee will apply as follows:
- More than 1 business day notice: no charge
- Less than 1 business day notice: 50% of appointment fee charged
- Missed appointment: 50% of appointment fee charged