Recognising that you want to take a natural approach to health is just the start. All techniques and practices under the umbrella of natural health care have their benefits and uses but learning how to navigate through them so that they work to your advantage and not to your detriment is very important. We all know that timing, concentrations and quantities are all important factors when consuming any type of drug or medication and natural medicine is no exception. It requires the same respect and discipline for it to work. Every case and individual is different and all require a tailored approach
HOLISTIC HEALTHCARE PRINCIPLES
New Patient Consultation
This service involves a detailed health assessment and consultation with an ICAHT practitioner. The session will help you explore your health from a holistic perspective and is suited to individuals who want to gain a better understanding of what is currently going on with their health. You will have the opportunity to discuss what health management and treatment options would be advisable for your case. No treatment is included in this appointment but further sessions can be scheduled based on the recommendations discussed with your practitioner.
New Patient Consultation & Treatment Session
This service includes a new patient consultation but also includes a single treatment session of Holistic physical therapy. The session may include a range of treatment modalities based on suitability, care goals and patient preference but this will be discussed and decided on during the session. The treatment session will be focused on one particular area of the body or a particular health goal.
New Patient Extended Consultation & Treatment Session
This service also includes a new patient consultation and initial treatment session however it is an extended session. Extended sessions are designed to accommodate cases that have more complex needs in terms of either time required for consultation, time required for treatment or a combination of the two. Examples of these would include athletic personalities, people with larger body mass (such as body builders) or individuals who have challenging health needs and require more information and consideration from the practitioner to manage them efficiently. Extended sessions can also be suitable for individuals who do not have complex health needs but wish to have more than one body area or issue worked on during an individual session. This option is also popular for people who are traveling some distance to attend the clinic so that they can receive the maximum service in one visit.
VIP Elite Performance Therapy NP (Full MOT)
This Service is designed for professional athletes and influential personalities who require an exclusive service from our lead practitioners. A full assessment and consultation is conducted as well as a health goals discussion to ensure alignment of the treatment objectives and personal and career objectives. Treatment consists of holistic physical therapy techniques based on the ICAHT model of care and there is an allowance for as many areas of focus as suitable for the individual patient.
We understand that putting your health in the hands of someone else is a big deal and that you may have many questions that you need answered before you can feel comfortable enough to proceed. We have compiled a list of frequently asked questions below for your reference and also have a message box for any questions you may have that were not covered in our list.
The Process for New Patient Appointment
What To Expect
After your background history your practitioner will go into more detail on the reason you have sought care. This may be for wellness and maintenance or recovery, from a particular health challenge or issue. You are encouraged to bring along any information, scans or reports pertaining to your issue if you have them available. Once all the required information is obtained, if applicable your practitioner will continue with a physical assessment. This may vary depending on your reason for seeking care but may involve palpation, functional tests and visual assessment. It’s advisable to wear loose fitting comfortable clothing during your physical assessments. In most cases you would not need to undress to be assessed but on the rare occasion that this is required a patient gown will be provided.
Continual Care & Support
In order to maximize outcomes and to filter out patients who are looking for quick fix allopathic models of care we reward commitment with heavily discounted package pricing while ad hoc and one off sessions are maintained at full rate pricing. Our front desk team will discuss your package options with you and help you align with what is required to attain the benefits of holistic care. Once you have completed your commitments and agreements with the front desk team they will help you book your schedule of care so that we can focus on achieving your desired health results together.
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UNDERSTANDING YOUR SYMPTOMS
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.