Janet Gravener (left) is a registered osteopath and licensed medical acupuncturist. She is passionate about treating 'heads' and their 'aches' and in 2015 became the proud recipient of an Outstanding Achievement Award for reducing the burden of Migraine from the charity Migraine Action. After studying for 4 years to become an osteopath, she studied post-graduately at the University of Edinburgh, obtaining a PGCE (Distinction) in the Clinical Management of Headache Disorders. Janet is the founder of the Cheltenham Headache Clinic.
In order to differentiate between nearly 400 different headache types, Janet works with sufferers, discussing their symptoms, experiences and instincts, to initially diagnose what type(s) of headache patterns seem present. Gentle assessment follows to inform both the diagnostic process and identification of any modifiable and perpetuating triggers. Treatment preferences are combined with her advanced evidence-based training and clinical expertise to agree a tailor-made management plan aimed at reducing headache severity, duration and frequency. Finally, given the variety of headache triggers and the complex genetic profiling of migraines, Janet also works holistically, in conjunction with other healthcare professionals (e.g. dentist, doctor, nutritionist, ophthalmologist, yoga teacher, hypnotherapist, etc) where needed, to improve treatment outcomes.
Janet also hosts educational workshops with specialist presenters on varying topics such as food intolerances/low energy, relaxation for stress, migraine–friendly diets and light sensitivity, as she believes that identifying your triggers and understanding ways to control them are important tools for the self-management of most headache conditions.
Janet works closely with Liza Philips BSc. Cert. A.S.K. (right) of Bodytruth (www.bodytruth.co.uk), a qualified Systematic Kinesiology practitioner and Nutritionist. Liza believes very strongly in our body’s innate capacity to heal and uses Kinesiology to investigate the root cause of symptoms and what the body needs to activate its full health potential. Kinesiology is a natural therapy which looks at all aspects of a person’s health and can be really useful in investigating food sensitivities, causes of fatigue as well as many other general symptoms.
By looking at your individual health needs, kinesiology helps you a develop a better understanding of what is causing your symptoms, takes the guess work out of where to begin and empowers you to make beneficial choices when it comes to improving your health and well being. Liza can be contacted on 07788 775315.
The Cheltenham Headache Clinic will be based at The Isbourne on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from October. Appointments cost £80 and can be booked by calling Janet on 07774 777 478 or 01242 515 560. You’ll find lots more information on what they do online at www.cheltenhamheadacheclinic.co.uk