The techniques and approaches we use to change peoples

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

Nad is a leader in various forms of treatment techniques, some of which are unique to our practice. We focus on specialised manual therapy techniques and treatment methods that are gentle in their application yet powerful in effect.

Throughout the year Nad takes time to enhance his skills by attending internationally accredited courses from world leading practitioners to ensure all our clients benefit from advanced physiotherapy skills. Outlined below are some of the techniques we use every day at Alive Physio & Wellness.

Feel free to ask us next time to explain the treatment techniques and approaches we are doing.

Camberwell Physiotherapist Nad Perera

Fascial Counterstrain Therapy

Fascial Counterstrain (FCS) is a therapeutic, hands-on method, 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 & form hundreds of tender points.

FCS works to release the tissue in spasm and the corresponding tender point by gently unloading the injured structure. Gentle body positioning and compression or shortening of the strained structure works to effect a therapeutic release. By positioning the body against the strain or by applying a “counterstrain”, the structure quickly relaxes, thus reducing tension and immediately alleviating this primary source of pain.

The elimination of this strain is quickly verified by simply checking the point, which is frequently no longer tender.

Visceral Manipulation

It is a Technique which refers to releasing restrictions of the internal organs and their surrounding tissue. As we move about our day, our internal organs should move with us; however they can become restricted and stuck. They then become a fixed point of tension which causes further restriction and irritation, leading to referral of pain to the musculoskeletal system.

Visceral manipulation uses soft manual techniques to improve mobility and functioning of the organ. This can decrease pain and increase range of movement of the musculoskeletal system.

Craniosacral Therapy

This is a gentle form of hands on therapy that focuses on the evaluation and treatment of the craniosacral system, which consists of the cranium (head), spine, sacrum and the membranes and fluid that surround the brain and spinal cord.

It requires specialised training to learn how to feel the cranial rhythms and effect therapeutic changes to the craniosacral system.

Craniosacral therapy is very effective in treating disorders of the head including, vertigo, dizziness, visual disturbance, migraine headache and sleep apnoea. Craniosacral therapy is also a very beneficial tool for complementing treatment of the spine and pelvis.

Dry Needling

Dry needling is a form of therapy using acupuncture needles which is based on muscle physiology and the bodies own pain relieving and healing mechanisms. It has significant benefit in people with chronic pain disorders, arthritis, reduced muscle function, relieving deep muscle tension and can also help to improve sleep.