Tracy Prowse is a registered practising physiotherapist and a mindfulness teacher, with a masters degree in Sports Physiotherapy, a post graduate certification in pain treatment, as well as the Stellenbosch University post graduate certification in Mindfulness Based Interventions. Tracy uses an integrative and functional medical approach in order to facilitate a journey towards wellbeing. Her special interest lies in the child and adolescent patient, although she has a varied caseload of all ages. Tracy’s underlying ethos in all areas of her work, is to approach health in a holistic, person-centred and empowering way.
Tracy’s trauma-informed approach is comprised of coaching techniques such as motivational interviewing and behaviour change strategies; mindfulness skills; and the functional medicine approach to health and wellbeing. She is passionate about facilitating a journey towards wellness, physical activity and bodily regulation in others, through her work as a clinician and a mindfulness teacher. Tracy’s work and life inspiration lies in understanding the human condition with reference to the brain, central nervous system and the mind – body connection.
Tracy’s aim is to seed a healthy notion of one’s self & body, by helping patients to experience science-based programs, technology, and physical interventions for taking charge of one’s health and life (through pain neuroscience knowledge “PNE”, using Autonomic Regulation – monitoring of Heart Rate Variability HRV, stress & anxiety management tools, physiotherapy rehabilitation, yoga, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) sessions, acupuncture, manual therapy).
The merging of the biology of human pain, stress and performance with the psychological and social environment, is the basic philosophy of her practice & workshops. It is essentially ‘scientific holism’ and is in keeping with international scientific discoveries and changing health practice. Overall, the nervous system is a mobile, complex, remarkable, plastic and changeable organ, and this impacts on both acute and chronic injuries and disease states. Tracy hopes to provide her patients & MBSR participants with the understanding and practical take-home tools of how to capitalise on their nervous system’s complexities to make significant and long-lasting changes to their own health & wellness.