Welcome to Creative Physio

Creative Physio uses the foundation of physiotherapy and compliments this with craniosacral therapy to provide a holistic approach which improves Health and quality of life. Anyone wanting an improved sense of Health and wellness would benefit from the Creative Physio approach. This gentle, noninvasive style of treatment is beneficial for people of all ages.


Physiotherapy is a client centered health care profession that promotes wellness, mobility and function. Physiotherapy is committed to enhancing, restoring or prolonging health and quality of life.

Physiotherapists are primary care practitioners offering direct access to physiotherapy without the need for a physician referral. Most insurance policies cover physiotherapy services. It is important to know however that some extended health insurance plans do require a physician’s referral in order to be reimbursed for claims. Please check with your insurance provider if you’re not sure.

A thorough assessment will include taking a comprehensive health history and involve an evaluation of pain and movement patterns, posture, balance, strength, joint range of motion and sensation.

Treatment plans are unique and are developed in consultation with each client based upon their individual goals. Goals set with your physiotherapist will help to measure progress and response to treatment.

Physiotherapists receive a university based education that provides the foundation of modern science. Following the completion of their university education most physiotherapists advance their knowledge and skills by taking courses in a variety of different areas. Complimentary therapies like Craniosacral Therapy can be incorporated into physiotherapy practice as part of a treatment plan.

Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy

Biodynamic Craniosacral therapy is a light touch, hands on therapy that encourages the body’s own healing resources to be expressed. It is a very holistic therapy that acknowledges the interconnections between body, mind and spirit. The intrinsic Health within our body organizes all cellular and tissue functions throughout our lives. The Health within us is the basic ordering system that constantly works to maintain an optimal balance in our system.

Throughout life restrictions can develop in our systems as we sustain injuries, experience stress and endure trauma. As the organizing Health in our system works to hold these restrictions it may create a situation of reduced overall Health being expressed. This can translate into symptoms of: fatigue, achiness, chronic pain, foggy thinking, poor digestion, anxiety, depression or other chronic issues.

Treatment focuses on encouraging the expression of optimal Health. In doing so restrictions are released in a very gentle way. Treatment is usually performed with the client lying down in a comfortable position, fully clothed. The therapist places their hands on the patient using a gentle, listening touch that is both diagnostic and therapeutic. Client’s often report a deep sense of relaxation and may be aware of different sensations including various pressures, tissue and fluid motions, heat, tingling, energy movement and different feeling states. People often report reduced pain, improved ease of movement, increased energy and an overall sense of peace and well being.

melanie@creativephysio.com                            Serving Peterborough and the surrounding areas