A summary of my combined approach is as follows;

Acupuncture (IMS)
IMS treatment – involves the insertion of acupuncture needles at the epicenter of taut, tender muscle bands. Sometimes these bands can be attached near the spine where they compress spinal segments that can cause nerve root irritation.

Benefits of Acupuncture (IMS)
1. Stimulates endorphin release
2. Breaks down thickened muscle tissue or scarring
3. Helps to restore length to spasmodic muscle
4. Promotes normal nerve impulses to the muscle

Acupuncture is followed by,

Deep Tissue Frictions

These techniques help to…

1. Separate and breakdown collagen cross links
2. Splay tissues and muscle fibers in order to promote healing
3. Restore length back in to shortened muscles, thus allowing them to relax and move freely again.
4. Bring our body segments i.e.. head, neck, pelvis and feet into a more balanced and harmonious relationship (structural integration)
5. Maximize the effectiveness of performing specific spinal adjustments throughout treatment.

Spinal Manipulation

The application of a short, sharp thrusting technique that temporarily gaps the joints thus allowing for;

1. Improved spinal joint alignment
2. Reduced downward pressure on the spinal discs
3. Greater vertebral range of motion
4. Promotion of healthy nerve root function

Additional Manipulative techniques include:

Maitland assessment and treatment
Mackenzie exercises
Mulligan’s Joint mobilisation techniques
Butler’s (nerve mobilisation) limb tension tests and treatment
Deep transverse frictions
Proprioceptive neuromusclar facilitation (PNF) stretch therapy.
Myofascial and connective tissue release.
Bobath (concept) assessment and treatment of neurological disorders (eg, stroke, MS, Parkinson’s)


1. Ultrasonic therapy
2. Interferential therapy
3. Electro-acupuncture
4. Photon Genie