Q. I’ve tried several alternative pain therapies, is this different?
A. Finch Therapy is a unique treatment. We work on muscular imbalances and the majority of our patients experience a pain reduction before the end of their first session.
Q. How many visits will I need?
A. We recommend a minimum of 3 treatments on a weekly to fortnightly basis to complete the Finch therapy process. The patient will often require additional remedial massage help repair injured muscles.
Q. How long does a session/treatment take?
A. The initial consultation and treatment takes about 60 minutes to record the patient’s history and complete initial treatment. Follow up treatments take 30-45 minutes.
Q. How long until I notice results?
A. Some patients notice pain changes immediately as many of the major postural imbalances will be treated the first visit. As there are many triggers for pain and the practitioner needs to teach the patient how to do the exercises correctly to ensure the change is sustained. The treatment is a process of eliminating each muscular imbalance until there is nothing to treat. Over 80% of our patients find we can completely resolve their symptoms.
Q. Does Finch Therapy hurt?
A. No. The treatment is not painful and does not cause pain. In addition, no manipulation, mobilisation or manual therapy is required as part of this treatment.
Q. Do I have to take my clothes off for Finch Therapy treatment?
A. No, treatment is done fully clothed. Please wear loose comfortable clothes. To assess the pelvis a top and a bottom is preferable (ie: No Dresses or one piece clothing).
Q. Do I have to stop exercising or doing things?
A. NO. After each treatment the patient will be in better alignment so the patient should only feel better. We do recommend avoiding fast aggressive movements and anything that seems to cause pain until we can restore balance to the body. Nothing the patient does will cause a change in their alignment if they are following our prescription.
Q. I have Osteoporosis, is Finch Therapy a suitable alternative pain therapy for me?
A. YES. As no deep compressive work is required. This reduces significantly reduces the risk of fracture.
Q. I have Osteoarthritis or Rheumatoid arthritis. Can Finch Therapy help ?
A. Yes. By decreasing the amount of stress being placed on their joints, patients commonly experience significant reduction in inflammation and pain, improving the patients quality of life. Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid arthritis are genetic/medical conditions that cannot be treated with any therapy. By reducing inflammation Finch therapy can make your symptoms more manageable and can help reduce the amount of medication required. If clients have any concerns they should consult their GP or Rheumatoligst.
Q. I am pregnant. Is Finch Therapy safe?
A. Yes, Finch therapy is 100% safe. Finch therapy essentially only strengthens muscles that are weak, similar to a light gym workout or going for a walk. If clients have any concerns they should consult their GP or specialist.
Q. Is Finch Therapy safe if I am undergoing treatment for cancer and other medical conditions?
A. Yes, Finch therapy 100% safe. Finch therapy essentially only strengthens muscles that are weak, similar to a light gym workout or going for a walk. If clients have any concerns they should consult their GP or specialist.
Q. I am an elite athlete. Can Finch therapy help my body perform better?
A. Definitely. By realigning the body we are reducing tension on muscles, joints, bones and nerve pathways. This makes the bodies movement more efficient and will result in improved sporting performance, improved recovery times and a reduction in injuries, particularly chronic injuries. This really does give you an advantage over competitors. Read more here.
Q. How can a muscle weakness or imbalance in one part of my body produce symptoms in another?
A. To answer this question you need to know about fascia. Fascia is the white connective tissue you see in red meat (for example, a piece of steak). Muscles are made up of 50-60% fascia. It provides form and tensile strength.
The human body has 640 muscles and it is said that 600 of them sit with in pockets of fascial slings.
So imagine a sheet of glad wrap with pockets of muscles. One muscle has a large impact on this fascial sling and if muscle weaknesses al it will load the rest of the glad wrap providing compression and tension on muscles, joints, bones and nerve pathways. Some of the fascial slings run from your head to your toes. These fascial slings have a major impact on your postural alignment causing muscle weaknesses and often pain if out of alignment.
Q. Once my body is in alignment, how is it maintained?
A. We recommend one check up each four months to identify any muscle weaknesses before symptoms develop. This pro-active approach can leave the client pain free from faulty alignment and reduces the risk of injury to nerves, joints and muscles.