I am an AHPRA registered Physiotherapist who integrates manual therapy with acupuncture and mindfulness-based therapies.
In addition to reducing pain, patients experience benefits to their well-being such as better sleep, improved inflammation, mood and energy levels and benefits to the digestive system, because acupuncture aims to address any underlying energetic imbalances.
Integrative Acupuncture involves examination of tissue and movement dysfunction found in manual therapies, with meridian examination found in Oriental Medicine practice, particularly in some styles of meridian-style Japanese Acupuncture.
I have a special interest in improving the Autonomic Nervous System and Vagal Tone to reduce pain, inflammation, stress, anxiety and depression and have a new Four Week Program available. I work collaboratively with patients to set in place strategies to improve wellbeing.
To ensure you get your treatment off to the best start possible, I have designed your initial appointment to ensure that you leave with important questions answered, an accurate diagnosis, effective treatment, immediate pain relief and an improved state of wellness.
All of my initial appointments are 60 minutes in duration. This ensures that you have as much time as you need to tell me about your pain or health concerns, you’re thoroughly assessed, your goals are fully understood and I can make an accurate diagnosis. I believe that less than one hour spent with you initially means important things can be missed.
Your Initial Appointment includes:
A thorough assessment of your current health. This includes a diagnosis and identifying contributing factors effecting your pain, mood, sleep, digestion or energy.
An explanation of how long it will take until you’re feeling better.
Hands on treatment that is integrative and appropriate to your symptoms.
Identification of your treatment goals.
Outline of treatment options available to you.
The beginning of a home exercise program or lifestyle changes to help you immediately begin to make the best progress.
Documentation of your initial appointments findings: your diagnosis, contributory factors, your goals, assessment findings, consultation notes, and our treatment recommendation to help you get back to your physical best.
Initial appointment (60 Minutes) $120
Subsequent Appointments (60 Minutes) $90.
We accept Enhanced Primary Care cases: five Medicare Rebated appointments referred from your GP valued at $53.80 each. This brings down the cost of subsequent appointments to just $36.20.
Private Health Insurance rebates apply (please contact your private health insurance company to find out the amount).
We also accept DVA and Workers Compensation cases and Jessica is a SIRA registered Physiotherapist.
You can call (02) 66851646 or 0437841968 or book below:
The number of sessions you require will depend on your condition and this will be discussed with you at your initial consultation. I do my best to get you back to your best as quickly as possible.
I practice from Integrative Acupuncture: 1/22 Fawcett Street, Brunswick Heads.
For appointments please call (02) 6685 1646 or 0437841968
1/22 Fawcett Street, Brunswick Heads (the second building behind Caltex)
Integrated treatment approaches consisting of Transcutaneous Vagus Nerve Stimulation, Acupuncture, Mind-Body and Plant-Based interventions have proven to successfully improve neuroinflammation as shown in recent studies.
Combining these approaches with specific meditations and breathing exercises that target the pre-frontal cortex have been shown to reduce pro-inflammatory cytokines and have a positive impact on nervous system dysfunction including depression, anxiety, cognitive dysfunction, and pain.