Diane's philosophy is unique, adopting a multidimensional approach to physiotherapy. After completing extensive training in a variety of applied disciplines, she combines these techniques and addresses all areas of dysfunction to bring patients – not only back to full fitness – but to peak performance. The goal is to achieve better quality of life. This full body approach helps improve physical and mental wellbeing.
NIS – Neurological Integrative System
NIS Is based on a form of Applied Kinesiology. The easiest way to describe it is like using the body and looking into a matrix and asking what is the cause of the problem. The body will answer a series of questions which the practitioner will ask over the course of the treatment and following this the corrections and healing process will occur. In other words you could describe it like full body acupuncture without needles.
The human brain is made up of billions of interconnected cells. When neurons in the brain are working efficiently, the body feels in-synch and functions with ease (as compared to when the brain connections are not working optimally, which can result in dis-ease or injury).
NIS is a therapy based on the neurophysiological principle that the brain determines optimum function of all body systems. The brain is the computer that controls the signal to every cell in the body. Sometimes these signals become overloaded or distracted, usually due to stresses (emotional, physical, pathological, toxicity, structural or neurological). When this happens the brain no longer has full communication with the area of function represented by specific signal.
Unless the brain is aware of the signal disruptions, it will not be able to initiate a healing response.
Treatment with NIS can be different to other healthcare providers in that the focus is on addressing underlying causes so that the end result is sustainable. Focusing on causes and not only symptoms, NIS is effective, pain-free and powerful.
What is muscle testing?
An example: The muscle test asks the question “is the signal between your liver and the brain getting through”? If the muscle stays strong: The signal is fine, the liver is functioning as it should. If the muscle goes weak then the brain signal is not getting through and your liver may not be functioning as well as it should. A poorly functioning liver can cause issues including poor digestion and fatigue. Diane uses NIS integration so now when a muscle test is done, it stays strong. With a clear signal the brain can now go about restoring function to the liver. The action is immediate, but the resolution of your symptom/s can take up to 72 hours.
What's it like having an NIS treatment?
Diane does non-intrusive muscle tests and a series of checks on specific anatomical points. By observing body responses and using a system of treatment sequences called ‘integration’ she ‘taps’ a very specific area of the cranium (head) so that the brain is notified to restore the signal. By contacting specific points, based on the meridians similar to those used in acupuncture, Diane can identify and make adjustments to signal circuits between the neurology (brain) and physiology (body).
Once communication resumes, the neurology (brain) is able to begin returning your physiology (body) back to its optimum function. Any symptom/s you are experiencing can then begin to resolve.
It’s like resetting the brain circuitry, so the body can return to wellness.
Diane is an experienced manipulative physiotherapist. She completed her undergraduate physiotherapy training in Otago and obtained her Post Graduate qualifications at AUT in 1995, followed by PAANZ acupuncture training in 1996.
Diane has a multidisciplinary approach to her physiotherapy treatments. She is ACC registered and has extensive knowledge working with chronic injuries and complex neck and back pain as well as treating elite athletes.
Her treatments include Treatments include:
- Exercise regimes, gym programs and stretches
- Manipulation and mobilisation
- Education to prevent future injury
Breathing, Nutrition & Coaching
Diane started working at Breathing Works is 2009. She assisted in the Bradcliffe practitioner and was a senior consultant for 10 years prior to the business changing hands in 2016. She continues to work with breathing patients especially breathing pattern disorders, children, chronic stress, trauma, sports injuries, and trauma.
Diane has experience in the following:
Diane has a keen interest in Nutrition having worked extensively with patients with concussion, trauma, chronic fatigue and adrenal fatigue. She also works extensively with women of all ages, children and athletes.
Finally, Diane has completed the PSYCH-K practitioner training, a technique designed to help change subconscious beliefs about our health, body, relationship and self-esteem.
"PSYCH-K is a set of principles and processes designed to change subconscious beliefs that limit the expression of your full potential as a spiritual being having a human experience." – Rob Williams, originator of PSYCH-K.
"The secret of life is BELIEF, rather than genes. It's our beliefs that control our lives. PSYCH-K is a set of simple, self-empowering processes to change your beliefs and perceptions that impact your life at a cellular level." – Bruce H Lipton, PhD.