'Chronic Pain, Migraine & Concussion'
A Special Interest Clinic
Frequently Asked Questions?
You may have some questions about what to expect from our type of service before deciding to come in for treatment. We hope that the information below will help answer them. If it does not, then please feel free to contact us at 028535001 and talk to our practice manager.
What should I bring to my first visit?
Bring along any important information, such as X-rays, scans or doctors’ reports. Also if you can do a list of all your life injuries, falls, bumps, whiplash incidents such as car, horse or cycle accidents, and traumas. This will save lots of time in the initial history taking.
What happens at my first Appointment?
A thorough assessment will be done. There is a lot to accomplish together and your initial treatment will be delivered giving you relief.
What different types of treatments does PURE WELLNESS offer?
- Matrix Repatterning for restoring bone, ligament and fascia function
(This is the core testing & treating system)
- BrainCalm Concussion Recovery Method
- Brainstem Desensitisation
. Atlas Balancing
. Soft tissue release
· Energy techniques like Bowen
. Adjustments- balance, vertigo and dizziness
- Organ Balancing
· Postural analysis and correction
. Autonomic Nervous System Feedback
- Mindfulness & Guided Meditations
Is there anything else you need to know separately from my injury & personal details?
If you have ever experienced a fit, fainting or vertigo.
If you have a pacemaker or any other electrical implants
If you have a bleeding disorder
If you are taking any blood thinners (anti-coagulants) or any other medication
If you have heart problems and/or have any particular risk of infection
If you are pregnant
If you have AIDS or hepatitis
If you have a chronic or serious health problem
What about privacy?
Your privacy and comfort are of utmost importance to us. This is why we only have a private treatment room so you talk in confidence about your condition. We understand that what you are going through can often be difficult. So we want you to be assured we take this seriously and follow the privacy commission’s guidelines.
What do you do that is different from most clinics?
Walter Geursen, your primary practitioner, was 5 yrs on a multi-discipline concussion team. He treats persons with concussion, brain injuries, vestibular disorders and migraine as a result. He is also the only clinical practitioner in NZ trained to do the Atlas Balancing technique re-positioning the atlas bone at the top of the head which is a key factor in his treatment approach to head and neck pain. It is a no-force or pressure technique and it is not cranial sacral.
He is also the only Credited Matrix Repatterning practitioner in Oceania trained to carry out bone and body trauma repositioning, the newest and latest technique in reducing body pain of most types including spinal, organ and fascia concussion.
We use a range of techniques that stimulate the body to heal itself, all painless all with our hands and your assistance; techniques from light touch therapy and gentle exercises to target specific structure. We also use systems that balance the bio electric systems also called the energetic systems which help drive the healing processes in the body. The Bowen system is one such system that restores normal function in the body. These systems are used as stand alone treatments as they target different healing processes. Dysfunction in any of these systems can be the underlying cause of the muscle, joint or head pain you may have.
We also use the plethysmograph, a three minute test using your finger pulse to get a comprehensive readout of your heart rate, arterial flow, autonomic nervous system parameters, stress levels etc. giving key feedback information for assessing when a person can return to work and general exercise after concussion.
What rights do I have during the clinic visit?
The practitioner will explain the diagnosis and discuss treatment options and their effects. You have the right to refuse part or all of the treatment that is offered to you.
You have the right to a second opinion. Please discuss this with your practitioner or doctor. We will be happy to arrange this for you. We encourage family members to be present when we are treating children under 16 years of age. You also have the right to have an interpreter at your expense if needed.
All information recorded in your health records will be kept confidential. Under the Privacy Act, you have the right of access to, and correction of, your personal information held by us. No information will be given to a third party without your written permission.
We are committed to providing you with the best service possible. Your feedback is always welcome. If you or your family has any concerns it is best to talk things over with us, whenever possible. If the problem is not resolved, you can write to us or telephone the Health & Disability Commissioner’s office on 0800 11 22 33.
Do I need a referral from a GP for treatment?
You do not require a referral from a GP.
Do you have wheelchair access?
Unfortunately, there is no access for clients with reduced mobility or wheelchair requirements.
IS THERE PARKING AVAILABLE?
There is street parking and other city parking lots in the vicinity.