Depression has an impact on both physical & mental health

What is Depression?

Depression and other mood disorders are incredibly common in today’s society. It is characterised by constant low mood, difficulty managing day to day and a loss of interest in life or previously pleasurable activities.

Depression leads to destructive negative thought patterns then feelings like overwhelm, frustration, anger and sadness and also physical issues such as pain, fatigue, insomnia and digestive complaints.

Connection to Chronic Pain & Gut Health

Chronic pain is strongly associated with depression and depression can lead to chronic pain. Overlap is very common.

We now know that depression has a strong link to the health of our Gut (it is often called our “second brain”) as this is where many of our neurotransmitters are produced such as serotonin and dopamine.

We also know that when the balance of good and bad bacteria is upset in our gut our mood can be affected. So we must address the Gut when dealing with depression and low mood.

Trauma & constant stress can lead to depression

We also know that trauma and constant stress can lead to depression. Kinesiology is amazing at finding these traumas and stresses in your life, helping us to become aware of how they have shaped our thought patterns, behaviours and belief systems which then create our reality.

Finally, stress and our negative emotions are often hiding in our muscles and fascia, so targeted bodywork – massage, stretching, spinal alignment, and mobilisation can help to release this physically so your body is relaxed, free and moving better.

Exercise is then more comfortable and enjoyable!

I can help you with your Depression

I have been studying and practicing for 20 years and I’ve learned a lot about the human body and how it reacts and heals itself.

A lot of what we have been trained to treat doesn’t work in reality for everyone. Every person is unique and requires a customised treatment program for their own individual symptoms and needs.

My unique approach combing physiotherapy, with kinesiology and gut health addresses the many facets that contribute to depression and mood issues.

If this article connects with how you, I’d be more than happy to discuss your situation in person.


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Both my husband and I have been seeing Amanda now for almost 10 years – she is very professional and is able to diagnose the real issues quickly. Amanda also has a deep knowledge of the body and knows exactly what type of exercises and rehab to give you. I always feel great improvement once I have seen her and know I am back on the road to recovery. There have been a couple of times where I couldn’t even walk but Amanda really helped me through those difficult times. I would recommend her to anybody.


I have suffered from chronic back spasms ever since i had my second baby. I am happy to say after seeing Amanda and have some Kinesiology my lower back pain diminished very quickly and I am now back to normal and even signing up for the gym. I thoroughly recommend Amanda to all of my friends and family.


I just wanted to say a big thank you for your treatments. I’ve had great results with you as a Physiotherapist & even longer lasting wellness with the combination of all the modalities you practice. I always come away from my treatments feeling amazing. Also after all the years of trying to conceive we are pregnant with our first baby. I believe the balancing we did around conception helped us in a big way. Thank you


Amanda was able to help me see the things contributing to my pain which was more than just physical. This was very surprising and refreshing to me. My job has a lot of inherent stress and I definitely appreciate the tools and process Amanda uses.



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