About Balance Health Physiotherapy
Physiotherapists are experts in assessing pain, movement and function. Movement disorders that may have been present from birth, acquired through accident or injury, or are the result of ageing or life-changing events. Physiotherapists comprehensively assess conditions, provide diagnoses and work out treatment plans which best suits a patient's condition and lifestyle.
In Australia, all physiotherapists complete a minimum 4 year Bachelor university degree including anatomy, physiology, and pathology of musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, respiratory and nervous systems as well as knowledge of medical conditions. They are trained in techniques such as soft tissue massage, joint mobilisation/manipulation, and are experts in lifestyle education, exercise prescription and rehabilitation. University graduates hold either a Bachelor or Master qualification.
Through a combination of hands on therapy and active rehabilitation, the goal of Balance Health physiotherapists is to help clients to move well and stay well!
Physiotherapy is an effective treatment for a wide range of ailments including:
Back and neck pain
Upper limb and lower limb joint problems
Repetitive strain and overuse injuries
Women's and Men's health
What to expect from your Physiotherapy appointment
To empower active involvement in your recovery, clients are individually assessed with one of our experienced physiotherapists. Clients are provided with in-depth explanations regarding their condition and the underlying causes. An effective treatment plan is created in partnership - including development of a home exercise program, referral to specialists if required, liaison with other medical and allied health practitioners and hands on therapy.
Frequently asked questions
Do I have to be religious to begin a spiritual practice?
Spirituality is innate in humans. This essential human element is A-religious. A religious belief or non-belief is irrelevant to pursuing a meditative/contemplative spiritual practice. Most techniques or methods associated with contemporary religions predate those religions considerably. One 4,000-year-old meditation manual outlines 112 techniques, many of which can be related to religious systems past and present and some with aboriginal spiritual practices worldwide.
How can I find the time to meditate in my busy schedule?
Teachers commonly recommend times, places, lengths, and methods of practice. The practitioner's ultimate aim is to integrate stillness and active practice methods seamlessly into a complete and continuous meditation. One develops a flexible approach that adapts to one's individual life and circumstances.
How do I know if I’m meditating the right way?
The cryptic answer is you'll know it when you feel it. The caution is not to expect some overwhelming ecstatic or blissful emotional experience. Those experiences are invariably false, short-lived, and can be psychologically hindering or even damaging. Although a spiritual practice is ultimately a solo endeavor, it is good to have a reliable spiritual mentor or coach to help you stay on track. The benefits of training are subtle; grounding, focus, more serenity of mind, less buffeted by the world and one's own emotions, and more.
How should I position myself to meditate?
There is no set way to meditate. Particular postures (crosslegged on a cushion), eyes open, eyes closed, specific silent or vocal chants or intonations, selected hand positions have more to do with the individual religious traditions within which they've developed. Mostly, the specifics are not essential to creating a deep and solid practice. One can pursue spiritual practice in a temple or on a bus while sitting or walking, standing or lying down. CloudMeditation emphasizes adaptability to the individual.