INTEGRATED FAMILY HEALTHCARE

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.

THE INTRINSIC TEAM

Dr. Kerry Farrell

Dr. Kerry Farrell

Chiropractor

Dr. Kerry Farrell has been a chiropractic patient since she was six weeks old and has personally benefited from care throughout her young sporting career. She was inspired by one of the professions leaders and from the age of 12 set her mind towards becoming a Chiropractor.

Dr. Kerry graduated from RMIT University in 2008 with a complimentary medicine degree and in 2010 with a Master of Clinical Chiropractic, receiving an award for most outstanding research in the field. Recently she has been awarded a certificate in Chiropractic Paediatrics from BPP University in the UK. Kerry is passionate about the healthcare industry and has an interest in childhood development and functional neurology.

The Chiropractic technique Dr. Kerry uses is safe, effective, science-backed and gives fast results without the traditional chiropractic manipulation (that means no cracking!) During your consult Kerry will demonstrate how the technique will affect you or your child in a positive way before proceeding with treatment. You will feel immediate change after you have been treated on the first consultation and Dr. Kerry will be able to predict outcomes based on extensive clinical experience.

Dr. Kerry takes the time to listen and understand your complaint. She respects the complexity of your health and appreciates that Chiropractic treatment may be supported or enhanced by other types of health professional services. Dr. Kerry has many connections in the Ballarat health community to which she refers confidently to help patients achieve their goals.

Dr. Kerry has seen the benefit that professionals working together can bring a patient and looks forward to being part of the Intrinsic Healthcare team.

Maria Marshall

Maria Marshall

Naturopath • Nutritionist • Herbalist

Maria is a qualified Naturopath, completing a four-year science degree that focuses on herbalism, nutrition, pathophysiology, biochemistry and more. Maria is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to healing your body via gut health. She has been passionate about helping people with health concerns naturally since she was a teen. Her passion for evidence-based practice is second to none and her advice and treatment marry the most current literature with her extensive clinical knowledge.

You can expect Maria to take the time to compile a thorough history of your condition. Where appropriate Maria can order pathology testing leading to a concise diagnosis and management plan to help you feel better faster. Maria will work alongside other Intrinsic Healthcare practitioners and your General Practitioner to enable you to achieve your health goals.

Maria is also accomplished in Psychology earning a bachelor and honours degree. She is currently completing her clinical master’s qualification in psychology at Federation University. We look forward to Maria practicing as a Clinical Psychologist in 2020. As well as being an accomplished Naturopath, Nutritionist, Herbalist and studying Psychology, Maria works at the Department of Human Services as a Behaviour Support Specialist.

Andrew Farrell

Andrew Farrell

Exercise Physiologist • Remedial Therapist

Drew is an accredited Exercise Physiologist (EP) who is excellent at assisting and educating his patients on specific techniques to address both acute injuries and chronic disease.

It was Drew’s core beliefs in the power of our body and the importance of a healthy lifestyle that led him into health care. Drew graduated from the Exercise Science degree as Dux and went on to complete the Graduate Diploma in Clinical Exercise Physiology. At the same time Drew also completed studies in Remedial Massage Therapy to expand his skillset, enabling his patients the benefit of immediate relief via manual therapies.

As an EP Drew is passionate about helping patients by relieving pain in the short term and increasing their physical capacity for the long term to enable them to function better, sooner and for longer. Drew still utilises the analytical skills he first learnt as an Mechanical Engineer to understand more deeply how the biomechanics of your body operate and to problem solve the complexity of providing the best treatment for various injuries and conditions.

Drew practices what he preaches and lives a healthy, active lifestyle, regularly enjoying team sports, resistance training and endless outdoor activities. Drew is always looking for the next fun activity to enhance his own and his families mental and physical wellbeing and looks forward to helping you with yours.

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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