Towards Holistic Health! Our Story…
By Design Holistic Health, an Integrative and Allied Health multi-disciplinary clinic, established in the Yarra Valley in 2003, welcomes all people, where your health is our specialty.
Osteopathic philosophy runs across all our modalities and influences the way we view each person and in the ways we offer healthcare advice.
The idea of “by design” recognises that we have been created with a purpose in mind, relating to our physical, psychological, spiritual and emotional wellbeing.
The principle of “holistic” encompasses the many facets of health that make up who we are, placing the person as priority, the sanctity of human life as paramount and our overall health is a function of many interrelated body workings.
In short, we practice holistic medicine with these premises in mind:
● The body is a unit. All parts are connected and operate in unison under optimal conditions.
● Structure and function are inter-related. When structure is aligned, the body’s amazing system can function properly, while a malfunctioning body part will create structural changes. Both must be treated to obtain health.
● The body’s cells tend towards self-healing when given the appropriate food/nutrition, adequate oxygen, regular exercise and anti-stress regimes. Oh, and good genetics help too!
● Treatment, once a diagnosis is established, combines ‘hands-on’ therapies in conjunction with physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual advice. When given in a practitioner-patient consultation, these must be governed by the above principles to see the best health possible achieved.
The team of health professionals at By Design Holistic Health are committed to diagnosing, treating and providing holistic whole person care for body, mind and soul.
Located in Lilydale, on the doorstep to the beautiful Yarra Valley, our dedicated and passionate team of practitioners includes an Integrative GP, 2 Psychologists, 8 Osteopaths, an Exercise Physiologist, 2 Naturopaths, 2 Myotherapists and a Remedial Massage therapist. Our team is professionally trained to effectively diagnose and treat many common conditions, across physical, mental, emotional and metabolic complaints.
Our team of Osteopaths are willing to chat with you about any muscle, joint or other health problem. Adam, our remedial massage therapist will work with your deep muscular issues, complementing our Osteopaths. Shauni and Susanne, our Myotherapists bring years of experience to muscle injuries and sports training issues, while also being able to offer relaxation massage too. Our Naturopaths work with you to improve your wellbeing from a nutritional, lifestyle and environmental perspective. Our Exercise Physiologist can rehabilitate you from any injury or work with you to improve health outcomes from chronic disease. Our Psychologists are compassionate and work mindfully to help resolve life challenges with you. Our Integrative GP is very busy with a well established practice, helping patients deal with medical issues via dietary and lifestyle interventions as well as standard medical interventions.
We are committed to providing personal compassionate care in an environment that is both professional and relaxed. Our renovated facility at 22 Hardy St, Lilydale, has been designed to ensure that all patients feel relaxed and informed whilst being treated by one of our professionals.