Physio Focus – Zoe Butler

About Zoe

Zoe has been studying and working as a Physiotherapist since 2009. She has worked in a number of private practices in Adelaide in a number of different fields, making the move over to Melbourne to join Balance & Control Pilates & Physiotherapy in 2016.

Zoe practices Physiotherapy in a holistic manner, taking into account the mind, body and gut when working with clients to improve their pain and function. This has been strengthened by the recent addition of Japanese Acupuncture to her skill set. Zoe really enjoys using the combination of Acupuncture with more traditional Physiotherapy techniques (such as dry needling, McKenzie Method, Pilates, manual therapy) and the effect it has on the body and movement.

In particular, Zoe loves working with those who have back pain (acute or chronic). The more complicated, the better! With her holistic approach and emphasis on education and empowerment, she gets results.

About Acupuncture

Japanese Acupuncture is an ancient technique used to treat a number of ailments. It works on regulating the balance of hormones, chemicals, and your nervous systems and immune systems to resolve pathology.

Japanese Acupuncture involves the gentle insertion of tiny needles into specific points on your meridians. This helps to stimulate, diffuse or unblock the flow of energy (Ki), blood and fluids along these meridian pathways.

The acupuncture model is based on the idea that our organs are all attached to a meridian, and the meridians circulate energy (Ki), blood and fluids through the organs. All our organs need to be functioning to be healthy, but sometimes an organ system can become imbalanced, causing disruptions to the flow, and symptoms follow.

Symptoms of system imbalance include but are not limited to:
• Musculoskeletal pain/stiffness (often on affected meridians)
• Hot flushes / persistent cold
• Mood fluctuations – angry, irritable, anxious, agitated, flat
• Gut trouble – bloating, tummy pain, food intolerances, constipation, loose bowels
• Poor sleep – trouble getting to sleep, trouble staying asleep, or waking up feeling tired
• Low energy levels
• Poor appetite

When there is system imbalance it is often tricky to get lasting relief with traditional Physio, as it isn’t treating the root cause of the problem (the organ systems). So the combination of Physiotherapy and Acupuncture can be incredibly effective.

Click here to view Zoe’s availability and to book a session with her in Prahran

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