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Passionate about maximising your family’s health with interdisciplinary approaches that ensure optimal results.

SERVICES

Chiropractic care provides a safe and natural solution for treating a wide variety of health conditions and is suitable for patients of all ages, from prenatal to elderly. This therapy targets the nervous system by identifying and treating dysfunctions. Treating the nervous system leads to improved body system function and a faster return to good health.

There are many different techniques used by the broader chiropractic field. However, the technique used at Intrinsic Healthcare is gentle (no cracking) and can demonstrate its effectiveness immediately.

In Australia Chiropractors require a minimum five years of university study to graduate and to practice they must be registered with a governing body. Their comprehensive study of anatomy, physiology, pathology, biochemistry and more, equips them with the knowledge and tools to assess and treat a broad range of health conditions.

A chiropractor’s education never ends. To maintain their registration, they must complete relevant professional development every year which ensures they upgrade and improve their skills while staying current with the latest scientific research.  

NATUROPATHY

Naturopathy is a distinct system of health care. Six foundational principles underpin the practice of naturopathy: The healing power of nature, first do no harm, find and treat the cause whenever possible; not only the symptoms, treat the whole person, education and prevention. These six principles are kept in mind when a naturopath takes your case, develops a treatment plan and offers maintenance for long term good health.
Naturopathy is both an art and a science. Naturopaths are health promotion specialists. Today naturopaths use scientific evidence as well as traditional evidence in practice.

Naturopathic case-taking often uncovers dis-ease long before it has become a diagnosable pathology. Naturopaths treat both acute and chronic conditions. Naturopathic care is well suited to anyone at any age. Naturopaths use various modalities in their practice. These may include: herbal medicine, nutritional medicine, homeopathy, dietary and lifestyle advice, massage therapy or other therapies.

 

NUTRITION

The main role of a nutritionist is to help people achieve optimal health by providing information and advice about health and food choices. Nutritionist will develop healthy lifestyle programs and diet modifications to ensure you reach your health goals. A nutritionist will provide the motivation and encouragement to keep you on track to success.

Keeping healthy is very important for your body to work efficiently to ensure that you are getting maximum benefits from your food intake. If you regularly eat processed or sugar-laden foods, then your body may not be receiving the necessary nutrients that your body requires to work. A nutritionist can inform you of the healthier choices available for food consumption and tailor your diet and lifestyle plan to your own needs.
A nutritionist will provide you with meal plans and individual eating programs which can help you to make better choices and eat healthily.

 

HERBALISM

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), herbalism is the use of crude plant material such as leaves, flowers, fruit, seed, stems, wood, bark, roots, rhizomes or other plant parts, which may be entire, fragmented or powdered. The term herbalism refers to the long historical use of these medicines to support the healing function of the body. Because of the long tradition of using botanicals to promote health, the use of herbs is well established and widely acknowledged to be safe and effective.

Exercise Physiologists are university qualified practitioners who champion the field of exercise prescription. EP’s specialise in the treatment and management of both acute injuries and chronic disease. EP’s draw on a thorough understanding of your body and individual condition to prescribe safe and appropriate movements so that you can function better, sooner.

The scientific research supporting movement and exercise therapies is overwhelming and is changing the landscape of our current medical practices as we learn more about the incredible power of brain, body and mind to heal itself faster with more lasting effects. To stay on top of latest medical science EP’s must adhere to strict on-going learning requirements in order to remain accredited.

 

Exercise physiologists commonly assist patients with the following conditions:

– Aches and pains. Including arthritis, low back pain, plantar fasciitis

– Injuries. Including falls and work or sports related

– Enhanced surgical rehabilitation (and ‘prehab’)

– Mental health conditions. Including anxiety and depression

– Chronic conditions. Including diabetes, osteoporosis, obesity, chronic fatigue

– Cardiovascular conditions. Including hypertension, heart failure, peripheral vascular disease

– Pulmonary conditions. Including cystic fibrosis, COPD, asthma

– Neurological conditions. Including Parkinson’s disease, cerebral palsy, stroke

– Cancer. Including before, during and after treatment.

 – And many more

 

Exercise physiologists are recognised by most private health insurers and can also aid the following:

– Medicare plans (EPC / TCA / CDMP)

– WorkCover injuries and return to work

– TAC

– NDIS

– Workplace ergonomics and safe manual handling

– DVA Health Cards (Gold and White) are accepted as payment upon a GP referral 

SERVICES

CHIROPRACTIC

Chiropractic care provides a safe and natural solution for treating a wide variety of health conditions and is suitable for patients of all ages, from prenatal to elderly. This therapy targets the nervous system by identifying and treating dysfunctions. Treating the nervous system leads to improved body system function and a faster return to good health.

There are many different techniques used by the broader chiropractic field. However, the technique used at Intrinsic Healthcare is gentle (no cracking) and can demonstrate its effectiveness immediately.

In Australia Chiropractors require a minimum five years of university study to graduate and to practice they must be registered with a governing body. Their comprehensive study of anatomy, physiology, pathology, biochemistry and more, equips them with the knowledge and tools to assess and treat a broad range of health conditions.

A chiropractor’s education never ends. To maintain their registration, they must complete relevant professional development every year which ensures they upgrade and improve their skills while staying current with the latest scientific research.

NATUROPATHY & NUTRITION

NATUROPATHY

Naturopathy is a distinct system of health care. Six foundational principles underpin the practice of naturopathy: The healing power of nature, first do no harm, find and treat the cause whenever possible; not only the symptoms, treat the whole person, education and prevention. These six principles are kept in mind when a naturopath takes your case, develops a treatment plan and offers maintenance for long term good health.
Naturopathy is both an art and a science. Naturopaths are health promotion specialists. Today naturopaths use scientific evidence as well as traditional evidence in practice.

Naturopathic case-taking often uncovers dis-ease long before it has become a diagnosable pathology. Naturopaths treat both acute and chronic conditions. Naturopathic care is well suited to anyone at any age. Naturopaths use various modalities in their practice. These may include: herbal medicine, nutritional medicine, homeopathy, dietary and lifestyle advice, massage therapy or other therapies.

 

NUTRITION

The main role of a nutritionist is to help people achieve optimal health by providing information and advice about health and food choices. Nutritionist will develop healthy lifestyle programs and diet modifications to ensure you reach your health goals. A nutritionist will provide the motivation and encouragement to keep you on track to success.

Keeping healthy is very important for your body to work efficiently to ensure that you are getting maximum benefits from your food intake. If you regularly eat processed or sugar-laden foods, then your body may not be receiving the necessary nutrients that your body requires to work. A nutritionist can inform you of the healthier choices available for food consumption and tailor your diet and lifestyle plan to your own needs.
A nutritionist will provide you with meal plans and individual eating programs which can help you to make better choices and eat healthily.

 

HERBALISM

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), herbalism is the use of crude plant material such as leaves, flowers, fruit, seed, stems, wood, bark, roots, rhizomes or other plant parts, which may be entire, fragmented or powdered. The term herbalism refers to the long historical use of these medicines to support the healing function of the body. Because of the long tradition of using botanicals to promote health, the use of herbs is well established and widely acknowledged to be safe and effective.

EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY

Exercise Physiologists are university qualified practitioners who champion the field of exercise prescription. EP’s specialise in the treatment and management of both acute injuries and chronic disease. EP’s draw on a thorough understanding of your body and individual condition to prescribe safe and appropriate movements so that you can function better, sooner.

The scientific research supporting movement and exercise therapies is overwhelming and is changing the landscape of our current medical practices as we learn more about the incredible power of brain, body and mind to heal itself faster with more lasting effects. To stay on top of latest medical science EP’s must adhere to strict on-going learning requirements in order to remain accredited.

 

Exercise physiologists commonly assist patients with the following conditions:

– Aches and pains. Including arthritis, low back pain, plantar fasciitis

– Injuries. Including falls and work or sports related

– Enhanced surgical rehabilitation (and ‘prehab’)

– Mental health conditions. Including anxiety and depression

– Chronic conditions. Including diabetes, osteoporosis, obesity, chronic fatigue

– Cardiovascular conditions. Including hypertension, heart failure, peripheral vascular disease

– Pulmonary conditions. Including cystic fibrosis, COPD, asthma

– Neurological conditions. Including Parkinson’s disease, cerebral palsy, stroke

– Cancer. Including before, during and after treatment.

 – And many more

 

Exercise physiologists are recognised by most private health insurers and can also aid the following:

– Medicare plans (EPC / TCA / CDMP)

– WorkCover injuries and return to work

– TAC

– NDIS

– Workplace ergonomics and safe manual handling

– DVA Health Cards (Gold and White) are accepted as payment upon a GP referral

ABOUT US

Driven by a passion for maximising your health, our team of caring practitioners strive to provide comprehensive healthcare that is safe and effective while acknowledging how wonderfully diverse and complex the human mind and body are.

Our ability to involve different health professions enables us to deliver enhanced results for complicated health conditions. Our practitioners work as one, combining their skills and knowledge to provide you with improved health outcomes conveniently under the one roof.

The Intrinsic team are focussed on providing goal orientated healthcare for their patients and their families. They work to decrease discomfort and pain and to increase a child or adult’s ability to perform at school and work, increasing learning ability and confidence. They also work to decrease behavioural troubles in children and help them perform at their true potential.

We listen and deliver genuine care towards our patients. Helping you feel and function better is our priority.

NEW PATIENTS

You can expect to be treated with dignity and respect with yours and your child’s personal healthcare goals in mind. We aim to provide high quality professional care at all times. For your Chiropractic care you can expect a thorough history, physical examination, referral for appropriate imaging and Chiropractic treatment if deemed appropriate. Dr. Kerry uses a “no cracking” Chiropractic technique that is gentle, nonintrusive and can demonstrate change post treatment. For your Naturopathy care you can expect Ms Maria Marshall to spend time taking a detailed history, referral for appropriate pathology testing and treatment consisting of dietary advice and prescription of therapeutic supplements and herbs.

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CONTACT US

03 5364 2942
15 Dawson Street Sth
Ballarat VIC 3350
hello@intrinsichealthcare.com.au

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