We didn't like how most people did it, so we did it differently.
Where do I even start?
Who's the best professional for my needs?
Time for a quick Q&A!
What is the difference between
Exercise Physiology and Physiotherapy?
Pain, injury, disability, loss of function, reduced quality of life.
We know all too well that our problems can make us desperate, and in that desperation we cling to any and all help we can find. The problem is finding it.
In a perfect world, all health care providers and their services would be equal in quality, knowledge and experience. However the truth is that when you begin the journey of seeking and receiving help, you roll the dice.
Movement in Mind was created and designed from the ground up in direct response to what is lacking in current health care practices. We think you deserve a space in which you can feel comfortable, connected to nature and free from judgement with a team of kind, empathetic practitioners eager and ready to assist you on your journey towards function and health.
Whether it is seeking help for a recent concern or searching for a better solution after years of trying: stop rolling the dice.
First things first, lets start with why you're here?
Improve my function and fitness
Reduce my pain and sensitivity
Improve my independence and body confidence
Recover from injury
GREAT! At least now we know you're in the right place.
Physiotherapy, Exercise Physiology, Osteopathy, Chiropractic, Podiatry...
Sometimes too much choice isn't always a good thing.
With so many different health professionals promising results and benefits, how are YOU supposed to know where to spend your valuable time, money and efforts?
Like many other professions out there, health professionals and their practices have changed DRASTICALLY over the years in response to new research and current evidence.
Did you know? Psychologists used to recommend lobotomies for depression and GP's would prescribe cigarettes for high blood pressure...
Luckily, things change.
Unfortunately however, this doesn't mean all health professionals are staying up to date or following current evidence based practice. This means not only do you have to decide which professional is best suited to your needs, you then have to hope they are up to date with their knowledge!
Still confused? Frankly, you SHOULD be.
When seeking help there is usually two main concerns:
I am currently experiencing pain and/or I want to improve my function
Q: What is the best intervention to help these concerns?
A: The research and current evidence tells us to:
First assess for the serious stuff (Fracture/cancer/stroke etc)
Undertake a physical and psychological examination to see what else is going on
Offer education about your problem/condition
Provide you with tools and strategies to remain active and achieve your goals
(This is super simplified but pretty spot on)
Q: So why are there so many different therapies that can potentially help?
Short A: Capitalism
Long A: Some therapies offer short term symptom relief (Passive therapies) and some aim to improve your bodies own ability to heal, adapt and build resilience (Active therapies). Everyone has the right to choose what they do to feel better, but at Movement in Mind were more interested in what works
Rehabilitate from injury
Mostly performs hands on therapy
Deals with new/acute injuries
Deals with long term/chronic conditions
Passive therapy focussed
Active therapy focussed
Performs dry needling, electrotherapy etc
Performs biomechanical analysis to correct assymmetries
Current/Evidence based approach
Provide education of condition
Create strategy to achieve goals
Embrace the bodies innate
ability to heal, adapt
and build resilience
We can see from the diagrams above that allied health practices have grown and developed over time.
You can also probably see why your experience from one health professional to next can be so dramatically different!
At Movement in Mind, we see the value in both Exercise Physiology and Physiotherapy not as a contrast, but as a compliment.
Ultimately, both Exercise Physiologists and Physiotherapists are highly qualified, skilled and capable of achieving your health, function and fitness goals.
As a guide to assist your decision making when choosing your practitioner: