Steve – Osteopath
Steve qualified with a Masters degree in Osteopathy and a Diploma in Naturopathy from the British College of Osteopathic Medicine (2010) and is registered with the General Osteopathic Council and Institute of Osteopathy.
Post graduate studies have led Steve into a very holistic and functional approach to injury and health. Steve recognises that there is a lot more to health than generally seen, his interests deepens to understand that light, environmental factors, circadian rhythm, the types of nutrition, the types of exercise, sleep and stress all play parts of the complex puzzle that is the human body. By understanding and implementing these factors can have huge benefits to people.
Steve encourages and empowers his patients to a better understanding and help people take control of their health issues, to prevent injury, gain mental clarity and to help them enjoy an active healthy lifestyle.
Natasha – Physiotherapist
Natasha started her physical therapy career as a professional Sports Therapist (BSc) in 2009, working at various sport events providing sports massage and rehabilitation.
She then worked in a rehabilitation physiotherapy assistant post and enjoyed helping adults recover from cardiothoracic surgery or helping them to keep fit and prepared before surgery. Natasha was part of a team who set up an in-house sports therapy clinic for NHS staff which went on to win an award.
From there Natasha completed her Masters in Physiotherapy (2013) at Essex University. In 2017/18 Natasha gained a post graduate certificate in paediatric physiotherapy at University College London.
Natasha has worked with adults and children with bones, muscles, joints, ligaments, tendon injuries (musculoskeletal and sports) and children with neuro-developmental conditions in Private, Occupational Health and NHS practice.
A key part of our belief system revolves around preventative healthcare. The idea of preventative medicine has always made sense to us. For example, we clean our teeth twice a day to prevent tooth pain and decay so why don’t we do the same for our bodies? But what does prevention really mean? One definition commonly used and easy to understand is: ‘preventing the preventable’.
Doesn’t it make a great deal of sense that we teach our children self-management strategies and provide them with information and support to make choices that will positively affect their growth and development?
We believe that prevention of injury and illness is achievable through early education, self-empowerment, taking self-responsibility, having good time-management skills and of course, by exercising in a mindful way.
At any age, even if you have had or have an injury, you can get better and then put strategies in place to help to prevent future injuries. That’s why as a physical therapist our approach to practice is based on the biopsychosocial model aka looking at you as a whole person. For example, previous injuries; illnesses; what you do in your day-to-day activities; your beliefs and attitudes; your exercise routine and what your goals are.
There are always ways in which physical therapists can help you to achieve your goals more efficiently or support you to make changes to your lifestyle. If you don’t have an exercise routine or any fitness goals, then we can help you with that too.
In summary, we believe that preventative healthcare involves having the information and strategies to make healthy lifestyle choices as well as living and having a pro-active mindset from young to mature-stages of our lives. We can all make changes at any stage of our lives to create and re-create who we want to be.
Benjamin Franklin said ‘An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure’.
We’ve all heard prevention is better than cure and we are here to show you how you can achieve this. It starts with the mindset. Your thoughts create your behaviours and your behaviours create your actions. Simply by learning and being open to what we will share with you, you can discover the tools to progress your health for the better. In order to do this you need to be proactive. Taking the first step can be difficult but it makes for the second step to become so much more easier. With this in mind we can empower ourselves and our children for the future. This is what we are about…
A Pro-Active Being is…..
Someone who cares about their health – their families health.
Someone willing to take charge of their health.
Someone with a fresh mindset, a learner, a trier.
Someone who stands up against those that tell you to live with your problems, or that drastic surgery is the only route or that there’s nothing that can be done, or that its “your age”.
Someone willing to help themselves.
Someone that takes the natural approach first.
Someone that will move according to biomechanics and variety (and not the general boring gym).
Someone that will eat according to health (and not force short-lived diets in order to lose weight).
Someone with the mentality of kindness, mental growth and self confidence.
Someone with a belief that they can always get better.
I AM A PRO-ACTIVE BEING
Pro-Active Being Health Values
We have consulted with so many different people from all backgrounds and ages, however our message will always be the same. To create pro-active attitudes and mindsets for health and life.
Our goals are to:
- Encourage a proactive mindset
To see the world a better place by everyone improving themselves, one person at at time, physically, mentally, nutritionally, spiritually.
To create a change for the positive is another building block for prevention.