Do you have pain or fatigue? Maybe feeling anxious, or just not quite right?
Chances are you’re also experiencing tension in your body.

Tension patterns can tell us more about a problem than focusing only on pain.

At Foundation we map out those patterns. Then we help your body reset the tension.
This not only addresses pain and posture, it’s also really helpful in life…

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We’re Different

The life you’re experiencing and the way you feel right now is a direct reflection of tension in your body caused by stress retained in your nervous system.

Our gentle process helps your body correct tension and realign from the inside out.
Without forceful cracking or twisting.

Foundation’s Neurostructural Optimisation combines contemporary neuroscience with your body’s natural healing ability. Offering a fresh, scientific solution to holistic health.

Conventional chiropractors and physical therapies typically focus on temporary pain relief, increasing range of motion or reducing muscular spasm, often with good results.

We focus on the patterns of tension caused by
Physically Retained Stress

Different tension patterns can correspond with…

Chronic pain
Poor posture
Fatigue and low energy
Recurring injuries
Restricted joint movement
Anxiousness, lack of clarity
Disconnection, trouble focusing
Slow recovery, poor performance
Feeling stuck in life



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Where do these patterns of tension originate?  

Physically Retained Stress


Everyone understands the importance of keeping things in tune. Letting your car go out of tune only ever leads to more expense and inconvenience.
Your body is regularly thrown out of tune, from physical, chemical and mental-emotional stress we are constantly exposed to.
Unlike a car, you have a nervous system that can respond to stress, and automatically self-correct you back into tune, without you noticing.  This ability to self-correct is the Foundation for a healthy, successful life.
Our nervous system evolved in nature. Unfortunately, we now live in a human zoo. The difference between these two environments sabotages the body’s ability to self-correct…
Modern life surrounds you with unnatural stresses that confuse your nervous system’s responses. This keeps us on high alert and makes us hang onto stress way past its use-by date.

This is called Physically Retained Stress.
Physically Retained Stress inhibits the body from self-correcting. Keeping you stuck, out of tune.
Over time the shift from an optimal state of tune compromises many aspects of health, leading to a myriad of problems (see above) that stop you from getting on with living your life.
The most obvious indicator of Physically Retained Stress are the patterns of tension in your body. Other indicators include chronic pain, fatigue, postural imbalances, reduced mental clarity and physical performance.



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The human body is a self-organising system that builds its own parts. This requires a nervous system that is free from Physically Retained Stress.



Researched and refined over 30 years, Foundation’s unique Neurostructural Optimisation works with your body to address Physically retained Stress.

Instead of forceful cracking and twisting, Neurostructural Optimisation uses sequences of precise fingertip contacts, gently applied to specific points along the spine. These inputs trigger your nervous system to address the patterns of Physically Retained Stress and shift to a more optimal state.

It’s a process where each contact, and each session, builds on the previous one. Guiding your nervous system to resolve layers of Physically Retained Stress and build new sensory-motor strategies that help your body self-correct and re-balance from the inside out.

With Neurostructural Optimisation you become an active participant in your own healing process, discovering subtle movements and changes in breath that resolve Physically Retained stress and get you back to living life.





Peer reviewed published
research found here shows this process may reduce pain, tension, anxiety, illness, headaches, depression, and reliance on medications. Improving energy, focus, posture, flexibility, relaxation, resilience, relationships and confidence.



The Research


Irvine University medical college studied more than 2800 patients receiving this gentle work, finding statistically significant improvements with:

– Physical State

– Mental-Emotional state

– Response to stress

– Overall Quality of Life

Further Peer reviewed Research performed at
University of Southern California has been investigating how this work improves nervous system coherence. Creating a more robust and efficient nervous system. Further studies are also occurring across 6 other Universities.

References to more ground breaking science and information about the benefits of Neurostructural Optimisation can be found here.


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