A contra-indication is a condition or factor that serves as a reason to withhold a certain treatment due to the harm that it would cause the patient.

Contra-indications requiring medical permission:

In circumstances where medical permission cannot be obtained clients will be required to sign an informed consent form for the following conditions:

  • Pregnancy

  • Cardio vascular conditions (thrombosis, phlebitis, hypertension, hypotension, heart conditions)

  • Hemophilia

  • Medical oedema

  • Osteoporosis

  • Arthritis

  • Nervous/psychotic conditions

  • Epilepsy

  • Recent Operations

  • Asthma

  • Any dysfunction of the nervous system (e.g. Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, Motor neurone disease)

  • Bell’s Palsy

  • Trapped/Pinched Nerve (e.g. sciatica)

  • Inflamed nerve

  • Cancer

  • Postural deformities

  • Cervical spondylitis

  • Spastic conditions

  • Kidney /infections

  • Slipped Disc

  • Undiagnosed pain

  • When taking prescribed medication

  • Acute rheumatism

Contra-indications that will restrict or prevent treatment:

  • Fever

  • Contagious or infectious diseases

  • Under the influence of recreational drugs or alcohol

  • Diarrhoea and vomiting

  • Skin diseases

  • Undiagnosed lumps and bumps

  • Localised swelling

  • Inflammation

  • Varicose Veins

  • Pregnancy (abdomen)

  • Cuts

  • Bruises

  • Abrasions

  • Scar tissue (2 years for a major operation, 6 months for a small scar)

  • Sunburn

  • Hormonal implants

  • Menstruation (abdomen – first few days)

  • Haematoma

  • Hernia

  • Recent fractures (minimum 3 months)

  • Gastric ulcers

  • After a heavy meal

  • Conditions affecting the neck

 

I reserve the right to withdraw treatment at any time, if necessary, should any of these conditions apply.