Could a problem in your foot cause headaches? What about a pelvic control issue causing knee pain?

These are just two examples of common but utterly surprising movement patterns we often uncover within a session using the ConnectTherapy and Thoracic Ring Approach.

No matter where your area of injury – we look beyond the area of pain and get deeper to the underlying source of your injury or movement problem.

We are the physio’s you see when you feel like you’ve tried everything and the physio’s you see when you want lasting change.

Find the underlying cause of your injury or movement problem

Your first 1 hour ConnectTherapy will involve the physiotherapist getting a detailed history of your current movement problem and go right back into your past injuries and health conditions. Often old issues can present even today as changes in the way you control your body.

After connecting all the dots of your history we then do a head to toe assessment of your movement and posture to determine what areas could be contributing to your current injury or movement problem.

By doing manual corrections of these poorly controlled areas and using the rigorous Diagnostic Chart developed by Dr Linda Joy Lee, we are able to determine the exact areas you need to address with both exercise and hands-on physiotherapy treatment.

What conditions do we treat with ConnectTherapy?

Any muscular, bone or joint condition can benefit from this style of physiotherapy.

We find that for chronic pain and long standing issues we are often able to find a solution that has otherwise gone missed. Common examples of this would be a chronic back pain which has an underlying hip control issue that has never been addressed or plantar fascia foot pain which is actually caused by poor core stability.

For acute injuries and post surgical rehabilitation we find that the model offers an additional layer of effectiveness, in that we are able to prevent the onset of compensatory movement patterns. An example of this would be a bracing of the shoulder and upper thoracic region after a knee operation.

How ConnectTherapy Works in 4 simple steps

Deep dive into your injury history

We go deeper into your injury history to start putting together a story of how and why you move the way you do and why you might be predisposed to certain injuries

We assess what your foot does as you lift your arm

While we assess movement of your injured area we also map out the way you are controlling other areas of your body during this screening task. By doing this we can determine contributing factors which are not in the directly injured area

Immediately noticeable effect

When we make adjustments to areas away from the injured site there will be an immediate change in the way the injured area moves. For example your shoulder may feel stiff and tight with lifting, but feels super light and free while we hold your pelvis in a better position

Truly learn how to control your problem areas with exercise

Once we diagnose your underlying control issue we will run you through a rehabilitation program involving both exercise and hands on therapy to restore optimal balance in your body

Meet your ConnectTherapy and Thoracic Ring team

A portrait of Declan Price - Physiotherapist

Declan Price

ConnectTherapy Series Graduate and Physiotherapist
A portrait of Jared Reyes Vestibular Physiotherapist

Jared Reyes

ConnectTherapy Series Graduate and Physiotherapist

Emily Standen

ConnectTherapy Series Graduate and Physiotherapist
A portrait of Robert Standen - Physiotherapist

Robert Standen

ConnecTherapy Certified Instructor and Physiotherapist
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