Please take a seat for the introduction of this webpage and its link to feet and soul, or skip straight to what you were looking for
Wherever your feet are right now, this is usually where you are - and this is the start of your unique journey.
Your feet may give you trouble or joy, but they almost always will take you to new places, and allow you to move in your unique direction through life, to adventures, to work, to other people, often silently promoting your self-development, personal growth and change. They link us with our planet and gravity, and they can dance..
Often, we just become aware of our feet when they hurt or are injured, as we usually take them for granted. Maybe then they need rehabilitation or other methods to promote their health.
Through her own path in life, and also her long standing experience in the field of physiotherapy, Barbara has formed her unique approach of Holistic Physiotherapy - available in Inverness, but also in the Highland village of Carrbridge. Her approach is often hands-on but she will usually try to guide you eventually to self-help and self-develoment, to prepare you for your own times of change and success. Health promotion has always been one of Barbara's keen interests.
Recent insights and trends through the COVID-19 pandemic and its enforced time of change has made it even more obvious that health professionals should assess a client's need in a holistic way. It is vital to adopt new ways how to deliver the usually hands-on clinical care effectively through other ways. Luckily, technology can help here. And patients in need can access advice, assessment and sound treatment protocols including effective active rehabilitation without the need for travel or other risks. Fast intervention can be important in avoiding dependency of pain medication. Accessing help and resources has always been a challenge for the people living in the Scottish Highlands, but maybe also let them trust in self-help.
These times of change seem to point us all in the direction of supporting each other, but also in supporting our own self-development.
New ways may thus lead to an improved rehabilitation service for people living in remoter areas or with difficulties travelling to appointments.
And many of us have already noticed during the past months in lockdown, that using our feet more can be an efficient way of boosting not just our physical health, but also staying grounded and feeling the benefit emotionally and mentally. The hour of outdoor exercise, even just as a simple walking practice, is Holistic Healthcare at its best, and currently Inverness and the Highlands are a blessed place for your feet to be. And we have all realised that promoting health seems easier than treating disease.
Most of Barbara's patients and clients are having their intervention paid through their employer or through intermediary agencies, but should you have to self-fund here are the private rates:
Physiotherapy: First appointment: (45-60) minutes £40.-
Follow-Up of the same condition (30-45 minutes) £32.-; return of a known patient with new condition (45 mins) £35;
Short assessments and short treatment courses (max 30 mins) £25.-
Metamorphosis and Reflextherapy: (45-75 mins): £35-£50 by agreement - treatment blocs are offered at discounted price
Concessions are available for people on lower income or students and pensioners - please ask.
Any additional admin time for letters and reports will be billed with an hourly rate of £60 or a part of it.
For prices on courses and workshops, please refer to the relevant other pages of this webpage.
Barbara can accept payment in cash, cheque or per invoice (BACS payments), but no card payment.
Please make payment to Bumble-Bee's Physio (her registered business name).
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