Heather Philp MCSP HCPC
I am a Chartered Physiotherapist registered with the Health and Care Professions Council and I also practise Upledger Cranio Sacral Therapy. Over the last 27 years I have worked privately in Cornwall and Devon.
Physiotherapy helps to restore movement and function following an injury, illness or disability using hands-on therapy along with exercise and advice.
It can help with problems of the:
Neck and back pain
Joints and bones
Pain, swelling and stiffness arising from injury or disease.
Muscles , tendons and ligaments
Tears, inflammation, overuse, imbalance
Different techniques of manual therapy are employed depending on the underlying pathology which is ascertained during examination on the first visit.
The aim is to resolve the problem in as few treatments as possible. Advice and exercise to do at home may assist.
Cranio Sacral Therapy is a gentle, hands-on method of evaluating and enhancing the function of a physiological body system called the craniosacral system – comprising the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround the brain and spinal cord.
Using a soft touch, generally no greater than 5 grams (about the weight of a 5 pence piece), practitioners release restrictions in the cranisacral system to improve the functioning of the central nervous system.
By complementing the body’s natural healing processes CST is increasingly used as a preventative health measure for its ability to bolster resistance to disease and is effective for a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction.
More information is available on the Upledger website : www.upledger.co.uk
These two therapies complement each other, and after a medical history has been taken and examination performed I will discuss with you which approach is appropriate for you.