Therapies available at Evolution Health

Listed here are the therapies currently available at Evolution Health's Whitstable clinic:

Bowen Therapy

Bowen Therapy (also known as The Bowen Technique) is a drug free, non-intrusive hands-on remedial therapy which can be administered through light clothing, with the client sitting, standing or lying. Using very gentle pressure, the therapist places thumbs and fingers on precise points of the body to perform unique rolling-type moves which stimulate the muscles and soft tissue of the body. There is no manipulation or adjustment of hard tissue and no force is used. The experience is gentle, subtle and relaxing.

It is believed that the Bowen Therapy prompts the body to reset, repair and balance itself.  Clients report the experience of pain relief, improvement of function and recovery of energy.

Bowen has a remarkable record of success with clients affected by an astonishingly wide range of problems - often when nothing else has helped.  It helps the body’s system rebalance and promotes healing.  Bowen is suitable for men, women and children of all ages.

Common presentations for treatment include (but are not limited to):

  • Most commonly lower back pain
  • Shoulder pain and restriction
  • Hip Issues
  • Knee problems
  • Neck issues
  • Migraine and headaches
  • Sleep issues
  • Hayfever and chronic sinus congestion

Both acute (short term) and chronic (longer term) problems are addressed.  Usually acute issues can be resolved within 1-2 sessions, whereas longer term complaints may take longer (3-6 sessions), with some people requiring regular 'maintenance' sessions.

You will usually know within 3 appointments if Bowen can help you.

Chiropody / Podiatry

Chiropody, now also known as Podiatry, is a science that deals with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disorders, diseases, and deformities of the human feet.

A wide range of conditions can be treated:

  • Nail surgery
  • Ingrown toenails
  • Hard foot skin
  • Cracked heels
  • Fungal diseases
  • Athlete’s foot
  • Bunions, corns and calluses

Chiropractic

Chiropractors are neuromuscular-skeletal specialists and as such, assess, diagnose and treat conditions of the joints, muscles and nervous system. The majority of conditions are the result of mechanical stresses applied to the body through normal activities of daily living, poor posture and progressive wear and tear as the body naturally ages.

Read more about the treatment offered by our Whitstable Chiropractic Clinic here.

Counselling Psychology

Counselling Psychology aims to assist people in their recovery from difficult experiences and relationships and to empower them to make helpful changes in the way they behave and relate to themselves and to others. A safe and confidential environment is available for people to explore, understand, and reflect on their difficulties and time is often spent considering a person's previous experiences to understand underlying issues and make connections with their current difficulties towards addressing their management. Issues which may be addressed include, management of difficult life events, past and present relationships, and mental health issues and disorders such as depression and anxiety.

Homeopathy

Homeopathy is a complete system of natural medicine, treating the person as a whole, with the focus of treatment on the person and how they are expressing their symptoms, rather than on the specific disease or complaint itself. Homeopathy is a natural, safe, gentle and effective system of medicine that can be used to treat everyone including babies, children, pregnant women and the elderly.  Homeopathic medicines, known as remedies, help to stimulate the body’s own natural healing mechanism, and are given based on the persons’ unique individual needs. Remedies are safe, non-toxic, rarely produce unwanted effects, can be used alongside other treatments, and will not interfere with conventional medications.

Homeopathy is for you...

  • If you want to be treated as a unique and special individual
  • If other forms of treatment haven’t helped
  • If you suffer from a recurring or chronic condition which isn’t resolving from repeated courses of medication
  • If you are looking for health enhancing methods of preventing disease and creating greater vitality
  • If you want to feel more balanced physically, mentally and emotionally
  • If you want to be able to tell your own story

Hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy is a form of deep physical relaxation in which the unconscious mind is more aware and becomes open to helpful and healing suggestions. Acknowledged by the British Medical Association in 1955 as a viable form of treatment, Hypnotherapy aims to re-programme patterns of behaviour within the powerful sub-conscious mind, enabling irrational fears, phobias, negative thoughts, bad habits and suppressed emotions to be overcome. All treatments are in a relaxed atmosphere, fully clothed.

The conscious mind often undermines efforts to cope with daily life, its stresses and changes. Hypnotherapy may assist with:

  • Smoking Addiction
  • Stress/anxiety management
  • Pain management
  • Insomnia
  • Anger Management
  • Weight Loss
  • Sexual Difficulties
  • Confidence Building
  • Overcoming fears/phobias

Manual Lymphatic Drainage

This is a gentle massage which encourages the natural drainage of the lymph, which carries waste products away from the tissues back to the heart. It increases the flow of lymph and reduces toxins in your body. The benefits include treatment for lymphedema, boosting energy levels, helping with immunity and helping with healing after surgery.

Musculoskeletal Podiatry

A musculoskeletal podiatrist is a health care that specialises in the foot, ankle and lower limb. The therapist will consider the internal interactions of the lower limb and the foot as well as the external influences e.g. footwear.

An assessment will look at the local anatomy including the muscles, tendons, ligaments and skeletal bones of the foot and lower limbs. If it is necessary a gait analysis will be carried out as well as a postural assessment.

A wide range of conditions can be treated:

  • Hip and knee pain
  • Foot and ankle pain
  • Fallen arches
  • Heel pain (plantar fasciitis)
  • Achilles tendon pain
  • Shin pain
  • Cramps
  • Overuse injuries

Exercises may need to be initiated to help treat some conditions though orthotics may also need to be prescribed for short and long term management. A change of footwear may be required not only to improve the condition but also to accommodate the orthotic.

Reflexology

Reflexology is a healing therapy of ancient origin which works by stimulating predefined pressure points on the feet and hands to help heal a source of pain or illness. These specific reflex points are manipulated through precise movements and relaxation techniques using the therapist’s fingers and thumbs. The feet are said to mirror the whole body, each part of the foot corresponding to a particular body area or organ.

Reflexology is suitable for all ages and may assist:

  • Stress-related conditions
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Migraine and Headache
  • Digestive disorders Pregnancy,
  • Labour,
  • Infertility
  • Sleep disorders

Psychosexual and Relationship Therapy

Psychosexual and relationship therapy deals with unresolved issues that can have a significant impact on individual, sexual, emotional and relationship functioning and wellbeing.

People may seek psychosexual therapy for a wide range of issues including:

  • Issues with sexual intimacy
  • Difficulties with orgasm
  • Sexual diversity
  • Male erection problems (erectile dysfunction)
  • Orgasming too quickly (premature ejaculation)
  • Sexual Trauma
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Loss of sexual desire and arousal difficulties
  • Menopause
  • Sexual phobias
  • Dyspareunia (pain during sex)
  • Vaginismus (difficulty or inability to have penetrative sex)
  • Addictions

Relationship therapy can help provide support with helping to foster enhanced communication between couples, increasing awareness and understanding dynamics.

People may seek relationship therapy when experiencing difficulties around:

  • Trust, betrayal
  • Commitment issues
  • Stress, frustration, anger
  • Sexual issues
  • Communication issues
  • Dealing with conflict
  • Relationship loss
  • Communication issues
  • Patterns and roles in relationships

Adolescents Therapy

Adolescence can be a time of huge change and challenge. Adolescents may require one to one support for help with varying issues which may include difficulties with:

  • Stress and anxiety
  • Poor body image
  • Eating issues
  • Low self esteem
  • Self-harm
  • Issues around identity
  • School
  • Expressing emotions
  • Low mood
  • Relationships
  • Sexuality
  • Bullying
  • Negative thinking
  • Drugs/Alcohol

Sports Massage / Remedial Therapy

Therapeutic / Sport Massage

Therapeutic Massage involves the manipulation of the soft tissue structures of the body to ease muscular tension thereby decreasing pain, muscle spasm, stress, and overall body discomfort. Through soothing and relaxing techniques using light to medium hand and finger pressures, the masseur addresses areas of distress throughout the body. A Sport Massage will further use deep tissue massage techniques when focusing on the muscular tension. Regular sport massage is used by both recreational and elite athletes to relieve muscle fatigue, enhance performance and minimise the risk of injury.

The positive effects of regular Therapeutic and Sport Massage can benefit many areas of your life.

  • Ease tight/tense muscles
  • Reduce Stress
  • Improve Concentration
  • Decrease body pain
  • Increase blood circulation