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Anew physiotherapy clinic, started 18 months ago behind Les Mills central city gym in Auckland, is focusing on how to move properly to facilitate better health.
“We are focusing on doing the right amount of exercise with accurate technique,” said The Corrective Clinic Physiotherapy direc tor Seton Scott.
The private studio, at 220sq metres is one of the larger physiotherapy practices in the city with a strong team of physiotherapists.
“Our one-on-one sessions are one-hour long,” he says.
At The Corrective Clinic Physiotherapy, clients are of fered manual therapy / massage, dry needling acupuncture, education and exercise. The clinic works with personal trainers, chiropractors, osteopaths and with pilates studios.
The physiotherapists all have a Bachelor of Health Science majoring in physiotherapy.
“We look at the entire body of our clients and make sure they leave better than they were before their injur y,” said Seton.
Injuries typically include musculoskeletal injuries relating to backs, knees, hips and ankles – from acute to chronic. The injuries are largely caused by poor movement and lack of strength and of ten relate to injuries from playing rugby, boxing, kickboxing, running and taking part in Crossfit. Some 80 per cent of those coming into the studio have injuries and 20 per cent come in for general wellness.
“We work with people who have been to other practitioners but have not received any results. Many have poor technique, lack of strength and lack of body awareness. For most of our clients we have to teach them how to walk again, how to get up out of a chair and how to strengthen areas that they are weak in. The key is to teach people how to take exercise and to make it functional in their day-to-day life for general movement or sports specific."
High profile clients include members of the Prada yachting team, Warriors rugby league, national and world champion boxers and kickboxers.
The traditional perception of physiotherapists is something Seton is keen to change.
“We want people to realize we are active in the community to keep people fit and healthy.”
Classes run by the studio include Mobility Classes, Boot Camps and Health Programmes. Classes and physiotherapy sessions are held both in the clinic and in the neighbouring Victoria Park.
The Corrective Clinic Physiotherapy director Seton Scott [in blue] with client.
Team members, from top left: Maria Bentley, Seton Scott, Shannon Balzat, Graham Smith and Hamish Dickie.