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The Healing Benefits of Physiokey Therapy

By Louise Macgregor, Physiokey Therapist

As Lime’s resident Physiokey Therapist specialising in pain relief and stress and anxiety management, I am very passionate about the Physiokey technology and its capabilities because I have experienced first-hand what it can do.

Prior to becoming aPhysiokey Therapist, I was first a patient at Lime.  Having undergone a bilateral mastectomy and TRAM reconstruction in April 2015, I was introduced to SCENAR/Physiokey Therapy as part of myown rehabilitation.

With Physiokey Therapy my body healed very quickly, and I regained all my movement that had been restricted from cording.

Having cancer made me re-evaluate my life and what I was doing with it.  I think it’s important when these things happen to usthat we use it to help others. That’s why I became a Physiokey Therapist and I bring to my role my own experience and empathy for others going through cancer and the emotional rollercoaster that goes with diagnosis, surgery and rehabilitation.

Physiokey therapy can help to reduce pain and facilitate functional restoration and improvement.

I treat pain related to all kinds of health conditions including neuropathic pain resulting from cancer treatment, sports injuries, joint and back pain and pain in general- both chronic and acute.

With acute injuries results are obtained more quickly as it is a recent condition.

Healing from chronic conditions can take a little longer as your body has stopped listening to the messages coming from that area and treats the condition as normal, which we liken to your body being stuck on a roundabout. My job using Physiokey therapy is to build you a road off that roundabout and train your body to self-regulate to a point where the pain is reduced and functionality is improved.

The therapy I offer is not just limited to pain relief, but I also assist people to remove emotional blocks that may be associated with past traumas or emotional stress and anxiety.

In my experience, I’ve found that the body doesn’t know the difference between emotional pain and physical pain. It treats them both the same way and sometimes our emotions can show up as neck and back pain or joint pain or other health challenges.

Unless we deal with the emotional component we won’t always get a full healing response. Likewise, if people are constantly weighed down with stress and anxiety then it is the perfect environment for other health challenges and pain to manifest.

After 90 minutes in a “Relax and Restore” session my patients feel totally relaxed and a lot of emotional burdens will be removed, which may have beenholding them back,and of which they may not have been aware.

It’s a beautiful treatment with a lot of excellent health benefits, particularly reducing stress and anxiety, conditions that far too many people are suffering in today’s fast paced and overwhelming world.

My passion is helping people to have incredible health, both physically and emotionally, and to live a quality pain-free, stress-free life by assisting their body to function and heal the way it was designed to.

I love working in a multi-disciplinary clinic with other like-minded clinicians where our sole focus is collectively creating the best possible health outcomes on all levels for our patients.

Total healing often involves not just the physical, but also the spiritual and emotional and that’s what we all do here.

To read reviews from other patients regarding treatment with Louise,please visit the Lime Physical Therapy Facebook page. To book an appointment with Louise call the clinic on 3188 9308 or book online here: http://auappts.gensolve.com/actus_lime_physio/clinician/details/louise_macgregor

 Louise’s qualifications include Levels 1 and 2 SCENAR Therapy, Basic and Advanced Physiokey training, Physiokey Sports Injures, Women’s Health and Fascial Release training, Aromatouch Massage Technique and a Certificate in Anatomy and Physiology through Latrobe University.

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What isPhysiokey or SCENAR Therapy

You may not have heard of Physiokey or SCENAR therapy yet, although you may find it suits your individual needs as a viable alternative to other more traditional methods.

Simply put, Physiokey or SCENARtherapy is a technology driven way to help patients with pain relief by stimulating sensory nerves to induce a release of the body’s own powerful pain relief mechanisms.  It works to locates key treatment points and delivers targeted treatment for optimal pain relief.Anon-invasive method and 100% drug free.

To date, we have had some great results with this technology, in particular with improvingclients range of motion, discomfort including muscular tension, swelling, numbness, fatigue and pain.  It is also a great method to try if you find your progress stalling with other treatment options as it works in a different way by looking to reset our bodies pathways which may be now set in a stubborn, learned pattern.

How does it work?

Physiokey / SCENAR works by using a small hand held tool that uses electrical impulses to stimulateyour nervous system via your skin, the largest organ in our bodies.  There are a lot of nerves in this area of our body and this technology when placed on your skin measures in real time what the skinsresistance is via the stimulation of trigger and acupuncture points on the skin’s surface, which in turn is a measure of how your nervous system is acting.

It is essentially a two-way conversation between the device and your body.  It shows us where the deficits are in the area of the body we are working on, and the body itself produces a response in that area to help accelerate the healing process by promoting circulation, reactivating healing pathways and restoring balance to the body.

It can be especially beneficial for clients who have experienced pain or limited movement for a long time – the body can get stuck or get used to the signal from that body part so the body thinks it is normal.  This device shows the body an exit off that pathway, promoting the right area and restoring communication and a better healing process.

What are main benefits?

Due to the way SCENAR therapy works it can be used to treat many different conditions. It works to help the body heal itself more effectively than the body is able to do unassisted.

In summary, Physiokey or Scenar therapy have been shown to produce the following results:

  • Can be used to help treat any type of pain or physical dysfunction
  • Can treat both acute and chronic conditions
  • Quality of life and sleep patterns can be improved
  • Uses the body’s own healing capabilities
  • Encourages the body to self-regulate
  • Active reflex biofeedback means fullest healing can be achieved
  • Is non-specific and can be used regardless of your diagnosis
  • No possibility of over-dosing
  • Little or no side-affects
  • Methods based on 25 years of clinical research

It can help with conditions such as:

  • Acute pain – fast relief from acute pain such as back pain, neck pain, headaches, muscular and joint pain
  • Chronic pain – back pain, neck pain, headaches, muscular and joint pain
  • Musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction
  • Sports injuries
  • Respiratory conditions
  • Gastrointestinal conditions
  • Fatigue/low energy conditions&Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Skin conditions/wound healing and scar tissue

Talk to us about how we can help.

 You can read more details and the technical terms associated with this technology on our website here, or you can view a YouTube video which Lorna Golombick worked on with Pinc and Steel, a cancer rehabilitation program.

At Lime Therapy we have two staff who are fully trained in the Physiokey / SCENAR technique, Lorna Golombickand Louise Macgregor.

To make a booking or to find out more, simply call us on 3188 9308 or email reception@limetherapy.com.au