I commenced learning Kinesiology in 2003 with the first unit of “Touch For Health” and began practicing in 2004 in the mode of “Three-In-One” Kinesiology.
I returned to study Kinesiology in 2010 to commence the Diploma in Kinesiology to formalise my Kinesiology qualifications and also with the aim to be able to offer Private Health rebates. Private Health rebates are no longer available because of Federal Govt Legislation being passed in 2019.
I completed my Advanced Diploma in Kinesiology at the end of 2014.
The Kinesiology I have been taught is referred to as Energetic Kinesiology. This therapy enables me to focus on wherever you are feeling or experiencing stress in your life. The stress can be physical (eg. pain or lack of strength), mental (eg. anxiety or work/study stress), or emotional (eg. experiencing a significant loss).
In addition to my Kinesiology qualifications I also have Post Graduate Certificate in Preventive Medicine as an extension to my Bachelor of Applied Science – Nursing qualification.
My passion remains in preventative health measures. In recent times I have put many hours into the study of cancer and the many ways the individual can support their health – either in prevention, during treatment and in the post recovery period.
I have also been lucky enough to raise three children to adulthood. One of my sons was diagnosed at 6 yr with profound dyslexia, verbal dyspraxia and autistic tendencies. Because the word “tendencies” was used, we were not entitled to any assistance with managing his schooling through “the system” and to add to that we were living in remote West Australia where the services were almost non-existent. In studying autism (it was still rare at that time), I quickly realised how impactful the autism was on his and our lives and endeavoured to get the “tendencies” label removed to bring in help where he might need it. The change in his diagnosis didn’t happen until he was 21 yr and living independently in Victoria!
This son was able to read individual letters and numbers as a 2 year old. At the end of Year 1 as a 6 year old, he only had 1/3 of the 100 sight words expected to by the end of Year 1. He was unable to phonics and blends to understand the written word yet in one assessment achieved a score that put him on the 99.7 percentile for problem solving skills. In other words, only 0.3 of the world did better than him.
We were fortunate to access an in-home 12 month program of dietary changes, supplements and kinesiology in the break between him finishing Year 1 and starting Year 2. Within several weeks, he was no longer dyslexic, his verbal dyspraxia was only evident to me when he was tired and his autistic behaviour was more manageable. This taught me to never limit the potential for things to improve! He now has a tertiary English qualification as a Professional Screen Writer and lives independently 1,000s of km from home.
My nursing experience has been in both the hospital environment and community and in the last 12 years predominantly in General Practice as a Practice Nurse delivering Primary Health Care. This experience has given me a very clear understanding of the lifestyle diseases that dominate the health system and how Kinesiology can assist the motivated individual to take control of their health in conjunction with mainstream health providers. Kinesiology will support the end goal that your GP or Specialist is working towards.