OPTIMISE YOUR HEALTH

At ICAHT our focus is on helping you optimise your health and wellbeing. Although everyone who has a physical body can benefit from our health maintenance and optimisation services, many people visit us when their body is expressing some form of symptoms or dis-ease.

We understand that every individual is unique, and so are the circumstances that create their symptoms. That’s why our approach to treatment begins with a thorough initial assessment, allowing us to tailor a treatment plan specifically to your needs. Our team of experienced ICAHT practitioners are dedicated to helping you find relief and long term solutions to your health challenges, restoring function and helping you achieve your fullest potential.

UNDERSTANDING YOUR SYMPTOMS

Symptoms are often the body’s reaction or adaptation to a dysfunction and serve the useful purpose of signaling that something is wrong. They can manifest in various forms and affect different parts of your body. Common types of symptoms we see include:
Muscle pain (also referred to as myofascial pain) is most commonly caused by overuse, underuse or trauma. In some cases myofascial pain/condition can also be referred from other structures or linked to neurological or nutritional imbalances. Our initial assessment helps identify the root cause of your muscle pain, enabling us to provide targeted treatment.
Shoulder pain is a common discomfort or condition that can arise from various causes, such as muscle strain, tendonitis, bursitis, or joint issues. It can range from mild discomfort to severe pain, limiting the range of motion and affecting daily activities. Holistic therapy approaches shoulder pain by considering the interconnectedness of the body, mind, and spirit. This comprehensive approach addresses the root causes of shoulder pain rather than just alleviating symptoms
Joint pain is often caused by injury, repetitive strain, imbalanced mechanics leading to improper loading and deconditioning, which can all lead to be a part of arthritic changes often associated with inflammation. Neurological, immunological and nutritional imbalances can also cause such symptoms. Our team of practitioners will assess your joints to determine the appropriate treatment approach, which may include physical therapy, rehabilitation, diet and lifestyle amendments or referral for further tests or assessments if needed.
Back pain can be debilitating and have a significant impact on your daily life. It can be linked to muscular dysfunction, joint problems, activities and lifestyle. It can also be a referral from other underlying conditions or dysfunction. It’s extremely important to understand the cause of back pain symptoms before undergoing any form of treatment especially if they have significant risk ratios. Our team of practitioners recognise the importance of gaining this understanding before offering any treatment and conduct comprehensive assessments to help us pinpoint the source of your back pain to develop customized treatment plans that aim to alleviate its underlaying causes and not just treat its symptoms.
Neck pain can result from poor posture, muscle tension, whiplash injuries, repetitive strain as well as mechanical adaptations to other areas of dysfunction in your body. Our team of practitioners recognise the importance of gaining a clear insight into what is causing your neck symptoms before offering any treatment and conduct comprehensive assessments to help us pinpoint the source of your neck pain. This helps us develop customized treatment plans to address its root cause.
Chronic pain is characterized by persistent discomfort lasting for an extended period, often beyond the typical time for tissue healing. It can result from various conditions, such as arthritis, nerve damage, or musculoskeletal disorders, impacting both physical and emotional well-being. Holistic therapy approaches chronic pain by addressing its multifaceted nature, considering not only the physical symptoms but also the mental, emotional, and lifestyle factors contributing to the pain experience. While it’s crucial to acknowledge that “cure” might not always be achievable, holistic therapies aim to manage and reduce chronic pain in a comprehensive way.
Nerve Problems, often characterized by muscle wasting and weakness or tingling and burning sensations, can be caused by a number of different situations including past surgeries, stroke, compression, inflammatory disorders as well as nutritional and immunological deficiencies. There are many conditions that can be mistaken to be nerve problems and misdiagnosis along with its associated miss management and mistreatment of patients who are suffering with such symptoms can be a very risky road to be on. It is extremely important that people in such situations get the right advice not just based on their X-ray or MRI findings but also based on their levels of function and stability. It is far too often that we see people rushed and pressured into taking decisions on irreversible surgery or high risk interventions without exploring the opportunities of conservative management and rehabilitative care. Our team of ICAHT practitioners recognise the importance of gaining a clear insight into what is causing your symptoms and exploring all possibilities before offering any treatments. We conduct comprehensive assessments based on functional capacities and recognise that each person requires a tailored pathway to achieve optimal results. 
Injury recovery refers to the process of healing and rehabilitation following physical trauma, such as accidents, sports injuries, or surgical procedures. Holistic therapy offers a comprehensive approach to support and enhance the recovery process by addressing not only the physical aspects of the injury but also the mental, emotional, and lifestyle factors that contribute to overall well-being.
A trapped nerve, also known as a pinched nerve, occurs when surrounding tissues, such as muscles, tendons, or bones, exert pressure on a nerve. This compression can lead to pain, tingling, numbness, or weakness in the affected area, disrupting normal nerve function. Common causes include poor posture, repetitive motions, or conditions like herniated discs. Holistic therapy approaches a trapped nerve by considering the interconnected systems of the body and addressing various contributing factors.
A stiff neck is a common condition characterized by discomfort, limited range of motion, and tension in the neck muscles. It can result from various factors, including poor posture, muscle strain, stress, or underlying health issues. Holistic therapy offers a comprehensive approach to address the root causes and alleviate symptoms associated with a stiff neck most specially chiropractic techniques.

THE IMPORTANCE OF AN INITIAL ASSESsMENT

At ICAHT we believe that everyone is unique and that to meet the healthcare needs of our patients we must first have a deep connection and understanding of each person we work with. This allows us to tailor their care and experience to their individual needs and requirements. Our initial assessment serves as the foundation to this process. During this assessment, we will:
Listen to You: We value your input and will take the time to understand your story,  symptoms, medical history, lifestyle habits, social structures, concerns, and goals.

Conduct a Physical Examination: Our experienced practitioners will perform thorough physical examinations, functional assessments and assessment techniques to understand the root cause of your symptoms.

Use Diagnostic Tools: Your daily activities, lifestyle, and habits are crucial factors in your health management. We will discuss these with you and help highlight the factors that may be influencing your care.
Consider Your Lifestyle: Your daily activities, lifestyle, and habits are crucial factors in your health management. We will discuss these with you and help highlight the factors that may be influencing your care.

Personalised Treatment Plans: Once we have gathered all 
the necessary information, our team will develop a personalised treatment plan tailored to your unique needs and goals. This 
plan may include a combination of our holistic physical therapy interventions as well as lifestyle advice, dietary modifications, 
home exercise and education in relation to your current health circumstances.

OUR HOLISTIC TECHNIQUES​

Although the ICAHT journey is heavily focused on Patient education we use a wide range of highly sophisticated, new and old treatment methods to help our patients optimise health.

Continual Care & Support

At ICAHT, our commitment to your well-being doesn’t end with your initial assessment and treatment plan. We believe in continual care and support throughout your journey to health optimisation. Our team will closely monitor your progress, make necessary adjustments to your treatment plan, and provide you with the education and tools you need to manage and maintain your health in the future. This proactive approach to health maintenance is the true expression of healthcare, different from the reactive practice of looking after one’s sickness when it arises (Sick care).
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