What to expect during your first appointment with Dr Wilk:
We meet and listen to your story - we take the time to go all the way back to the beginning to identify where things may have gone astray. The first appointment is between 90 to 120 minutes. Prior to this visit we will ask you to complete an extensive questionnaire which will be reviewed by Dr Wilk before you meet. We do some detective work to identify the events or exposures that may have triggered your illness, and the things that may be continuing to contribute to your illness.
Your body is beautiful, wise and responsive, always giving you the best possible response in the moment to keep you safe. Sometimes these adaptive responses, ideal for the short term, can lead to long term problems in health. We look at how your environment may be helping or hindering your health and help you make the necessary changes to improve your health.
Like everything in nature, each of us is absolutely unique. When it comes to chronic illness, one size treatment does not fit all. We look at how your unique genes interact with your environment and try to find your ideal combination of food, exercise, and stress management strategies to help you feel your best.
We help you understand the relationship between your thoughts, your emotions, and your physical health. We provide strategies to optimise mental and emotional health as well as physical health, because we recognise it is one in the same.
Whatever it is that puts a spring in our step when we're doing something we love is the same thing that helps us heal. There is more to us than complicated biochemistry and biomechanics. In each and every one of us there is a will, and from the will we can find our way. Research has shown that having a meaning or purpose in life improves healing. We help you develop this elemental aspect of yourself because we know this is a vital part of returning to whole health.
No person is an island. In order to heal, we need to feel safe and supported. We’re here to help build a community that shares the same health goals as you. We host regular workshops on a variety of topics that bring all of the above into focus.