Treatment Approaches

“At Alive Physio & Wellness we look beyond the superficial injury to effect life changing, permanent improvements.”

Fascial Counterstrain Therapy

Fascial Counterstrain (FCS) is a therapeutic, hands-on method offered at Alive Physio & Wellness by Nad Perera, designed to release spasm in all tissues of the human body. Every organ, nerve, artery, muscle, ligament, tendon, vein, and lymphatic vessel in the human body can actively spasm and produce pain in a natural, protective response to injury. Once this reflex spasm is triggered, it can persist, spread, and form hundreds of tender points.

Nad Perera utilizes FCS to work on releasing the tissue in spasm and the corresponding tender points through gentle and effective techniques. By skillfully unloading the injured structures with precise body positioning, compression, or shortening, the therapy aims to effect a therapeutic release. This approach allows the structures to quickly relax, thus reducing tension and providing immediate alleviation of the primary source of pain.

One of the key benefits of FCS is the quick verification of the therapeutic results. By merely checking the tender points after the treatment, Nad Perera can frequently confirm that they are no longer tender, signifying the successful elimination of the strain and spasm.

The foundation of FCS lies in understanding the role of fascia, the connective tissue that plays a crucial role in the body’s musculoskeletal system. With Nad Perera’s expertise at Alive Physio & Wellness, FCS targets the fascia to promote its release, leading to improved mobility and function, as well as pain relief.

As with any therapeutic approach, individual results may vary, and it is advisable for potential patients to consult with Nad Perera or another qualified healthcare professional at Alive Physio & Wellness to determine the appropriateness of FCS for their specific condition and health needs.

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Visceral Manipulation

Visceral Manipulation is a gentle manual technique involving specific placement of soft manual forces to encourage the normal mobility, tone, and motion of the viscera (internal organs) and the connective tissue and ligaments that support each organ onto our skeleton. Specific techniques are used to evaluate how abnormal forces might be affecting your normal body functions forces or affecting your skeleton, soft tissues, and organs. Techniques are then used to gently assist releasing the tension lines and improve visceral mobility. These gentle manipulations can potentially improve the functioning of individual organs, the systems the organs function within, and the structural integrity of the entire body.

Nad Perera from Alive Physio & Wellness is a trained practitioner in Visceral Manipulation. With expertise in this technique, they can provide assessments and therapy to address a variety of conditions such as whiplash, chest and abdominal sports injuries, bloating and constipation, chronic spinal dysfunction, headaches and migraines, peripheral joint pain, sciatica, swallowing dysfunctions, nausea and acid reflux, constipation and gastritis, chronic pelvis pain, endometriosis, bladder incontinence, prostate dysfunction, and pudendal neuralgia.

Visceral tissues are delicate and often highly reactive, and therefore, the techniques used by Nad Perera and other qualified practitioners are very gentle but also very precise. If you’re seeking Visceral Manipulation therapy, consider reaching out to Nad Perera at Alive Physio & Wellness to receive expert care and guidance.

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Craniosacral Therapy

Nad Perera is a skilled practitioner of Alive Physio & Wellness, specialized in providing Craniosacral Therapy (CST). With her expertise and training, Nad focuses on evaluating and treating the craniosacral system, which encompasses the cranium (head), spine, sacrum, and the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid surrounding the brain and spinal cord.

During CST sessions with Nad, clients can expect a gentle and hands-on approach, as he utilizes light touch to detect any restrictions or imbalances within the craniosacral system. By palpating and working with the subtle rhythms of this system, Nad aims to release any tension or restrictions, leading to improvements in the overall function of the central nervous system.

Nad Perera has experience in addressing a range of head-related disorders through CST, including vertigo, dizziness, visual disturbances, and certain types of migraine headaches. Additionally, he employs this therapy to complement the treatment of spine and pelvis issues, striving to create a more harmonious and balanced interaction between different parts of the body.

While clients have reported positive outcomes from CST, it’s important to acknowledge that scientific evidence supporting its effectiveness for specific conditions remains limited and mixed. As such, it is always prudent to consult with Nad Perera or another qualified healthcare professional before pursuing Craniosacral Therapy, especially if you have underlying health concerns or are already undergoing other forms of treatment. Nad’s expertise and training ensure that clients receive the care and attention needed to make informed decisions about their well-being.

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Dry Needling

Dry needling is a therapeutic technique offered by Nad Perera at Alive Physio & Wellness, involving the insertion of thin acupuncture needles into the skin and muscle tissues. It targets specific trigger points or tight bands within muscles to address muscle physiology and pain relief mechanisms in the body.

Unlike traditional acupuncture, dry needling is grounded in Western medicine principles. Its primary goal is to stimulate the body’s natural pain-relieving and healing responses. By inserting needles into trigger points or areas of muscular tension, it helps release knots and tightness in the muscles, leading to increased blood flow, reduced muscle tension, and improved muscle function.

For individuals with chronic pain disorders, arthritis, or reduced muscle function, dry needling can offer relief and improved mobility after sessions with Nad Perera. Additionally, the benefits may extend to better sleep quality since it helps alleviate pain and muscle tension, promoting relaxation and better rest.

It’s crucial to note that dry needling should only be performed by trained and licensed healthcare professionals, like Nad Perera, who have expertise in the technique and a thorough understanding of anatomy. This ensures safe and effective treatment.

As with any therapeutic intervention, individual responses may vary, and some people may experience better results than others. If you’re considering dry needling as a treatment option, it’s essential to discuss your specific condition and health concerns with Nad Perera or another qualified healthcare provider to determine its suitability for you.

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