Anna van Zelderen   

Holistic Approach
to Physiotherapy, Rhythmical Massage, Pilates Rehabilitation

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For more information and appointments, please call me and leave a message including your name and phone number. I will call you back as soon as possible.

My mobile phone number is: 0778 9852 378

Or my e-mail address: info@annavanzelderen.com

Treatments are available in:

In case you need to cancel your appointment, please give notice a minimum of 24 hours in advance, otherwise a cancellation charge applies.

 

About me

I have been a physical therapist for 30 years, having trained in Physiotherapy, Rhythmical Massage and Pilates Rehabilitation.

I am a Chartered Physiotherapist, registered with the HCPC.

Over the years I have worked in many different therapeutic settings, in the UK and abroad.  I have a holistic approach integrating mainstream and complementary medicine where possible.  I have a special interest in pain management and rehabilitation.

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Your treatment

Before I start your treatment I will inquire to hear more about your medical history, particulary in relation to the problem which is presented. This will be followed by an initial clinical assessment, which enables me to recommend you the most suitable therapeutic approach.  This could entail working with Physiotherapy, Rhythmical Massage or Pilates Rehabilitation as separate therapies or as an integrated approach to be decided in a conversation with you.  

A treatment session lasts approximately 1 hour.

Testimonial of a patient who had 7 treatments over a period of several months:

"I am a rheumatoid arthritis sufferer. Anna through her warmth, compassion, wisdom and deep professional knowledge, which flows right into the healing touch of her hands, helped me to heal and transform on many levels of my being including my body regaining freedom and flexibility. It was a deep and profound experience." P. P.

 

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About Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy, also known as Physical Therapy, aims to enhance and restore movement and quality of life when someone's ability to move and perform functional activities in every day life is limited.  This could be due to illness, injury, surgery, or other disability.

Different treatment techniques can be applied such as manipulation, exercises, massage including soft tissue techniques, which aim to reduce pain and improve mobility and strength; releasing muscular tension and improve circulation. This will contribute to relaxation and enhanced wellbeing.

Physiotherapy can be beneficial for a wide range of conditions where aches and pains, muscle strains and sprains, poor circulation and movement-restrictions need to be addressed.

Rhythmical Massage and / or Pilates Rehabilitation may be incorporated as appropiate.

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About Rhythmical Massage Therapy

Rhythmical Massage is a very effective yet gentle form of massage with flowing movements and a rhythmical quality of touch.  It penetrates deeply as an element of suction is applied (rather than pressure), which directly appeals to the flow of fluid through the body.

Rhythmical Massage releases tension and restores our life-forces thereby supporting our vitality and our sense of warmth and wellbeing

It was developed as a holistic approach from the Classical (Swedish) Massage in the 1920's by Dr Ita Wegman, a Medical Doctor, who also trained in Physiotherapy and Massage.

The treatment is approximately 1 hour, including a rest period as an integral part, in order to allow the effects to resonate within.  Natural oils and ointments are used and chosen according to each persons individual needs.

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About Pilates Rehabilitation

Pilates is a form of exercise engaging both mind and body.  It targets the deep postural / inner core muscles of abdomen and spine.  This promotes core strength and stability, which will free up the movements of the limbs.

Pilates focuses on correct movement quality (rather than quantity) developing increased body awareness and better posture.  This can be accomplished by well-coordinated flowing movements, which help to contribute to muscle strengthening as well as lengthening; thus releasing unnecessary tensions.

Modified Pilates exercises can be beneficial for those suffering with back pain, neck-shoulder problems, poor posture, arthritis, etc.

Exercises will be tailored to your individual needs.  The aim is to integrate the essence of the exercises into your daily life, which can contribute to improved strength, flexibility and wellbeing.

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