Northern Integrative Health Practice, Durham
Healthcare still remains a reactive situation rather than a proactive situation. Millions spent in operations and provisions that can be reduced or eliminated if the individual took responsibility for their own outcomes as far as was logically possible. There has always been a demand for other options and this is often seen in small practices and individuals who work professionally and independently from the NHS.
The ethos of the Northern Integrative Health Practice (NIHP), which opened on Saturday 18th July 2009 in Sacriston, County Durham, brings together a dedicated staff team and a location where all the ways of looking after you in terms of health can be provided under one roof: from Osteopathy to Psychotherapy, Lifestyle to Rehabilitation, sports performance to cutting edge scientific research.
Nowhere else in the North East offers this depth of provision to date. Some have specifically addressed physiotherapy, others complementary healthcare on a much smaller level. This will become a bespoke and innovative, stand-alone centre of excellence for healthcare.
Our Skills and Services
We offer not only the treatments that the community have already shown a commitment to and have trust in such as physiotherapy, the Bowen Technique and psychotherapy but also offers a location for training courses, tailored courses, relevant conferences for the NHS/ private healthcare organisations and many others as they become apparent.
We live in exciting times for healthcare. Our understanding of illness and disease and how to achieve enhanced health and well-being is ever growing. As are the number of options available to you; from the NHS to Private, to which therapy and which therapist? Understandably this can be confusing and sometimes it may feel like we are treating symptoms as opposed to getting to the cause, or being too reactive when we should be proactive. Does Integrative Health Care hold the key?
What is Integrative Health?
To ‘integrate’ means to unify separate things. In health care this serves to bring together methods that will effectively enhance health. It may include combining allopathic (conventional methods) and complementary therapies. As with most things in life, we are aiming to get the best of both worlds and if there is a system that is successful in this it will surely revolutionise health care as we know it
Such an integrative system will provide a comprehensive service with many advantages:
- Application of allopathic and complementary treatment when appropriate
- Working with the right practitioner for your situation
- No more chasing pain or symptoms from one place to the next
- Getting to the root cause of the problem
- Taking a holistic approach to health and performance
- Taking reasonable responsibility for our own health
- Reducing pain and ill health by being proactive to our needs
Here in the North East, true integrative health is becoming a reality with the Northern Integrative Health Practice in Sacriston, Durham. For more information please feel free to browse the website or call us on 0191 398 0000.