What can you expect in a Consultation at Alternative Body Works?
When you come to Alternative Body Works, you come for a very high quality clinic, with highly trained and qualified Therapists. You enjoy receiving higher health fund rebates from your private health insurance, as we are number one referred in Darwin, and all are welcome even if you do not have private health. This is because our therapists are fully qualified and have done extensive extra training for specification so they fulfill the requirements of all Health funds, all associations and meet the criteria to gain all of their private health fund provider numbers. This is also why Alternative Body Works is apart of the Medical Register of Australia.
Our intentions are to provide you with a postural assessment, a treatment plan for your individual condition, a massage, and we aim for long term results for your health and well-being by providing you with your individual home care advice as well. We call our treatments “consultations”. This means that we are providing you a health service. Hence we will be asking you lots of details about your health history and current symptoms, injury or medication you might be taking on your first initial consultation. We also need to know if any changes have occurred in your medical history in follow appointments.
The main clientele we treat are people with;
- Medical or pathological conditions
- Ladies trying to fall pregnant, pregnancy or post natal
- Marathon training or people who are sports training who want better personal results or have sporting injuries
This is why, included in the consultation time, we spend the time we need at the beginning of each consultation to really understand what is going on in your body. Lots of questions, and also some specific tests and range of motion testing in order to check what specifically may be causing your aches and pains and other symptoms. Once we have an accurate understanding of what may be causing you trouble, we can provide a tailored treatment that will suit your specific needs.
And this is also why we stop the hands-on treatment a few minutes before the end of the consultation, to include be able to go through some home exercises with you. We will show you and do with you some stretches and/or strengthening exercises with a plan on how often you should do them at home. This is for you to keep improving after you leave our clinic. We want to empower you in your own healing journey and give you the awareness and tools you need for a better self-care of your body.
At Alternative Body Works we are not just interested in giving you a good quality and professional massage, but we are passionate about providing those long term results. Please feel welcome to also enjoy our relaxation appointments! Please book your consultation anytime online or please give the clinic a call on 08 8941 0810
Thank you for your time and understanding, yours in good health
Alternative Body Works Team