Acupuncture

acupuncture

Acupuncture is one of the many skills employed within Physiotherapy as part of an integrated approach to the management of pain and inflammation.

Physiotherapists base their treatments on scientific research and clinical evidence that Acupuncture can reduce pain by stimulating the brain and spinal cord to produce natural pain-relieving chemicals such as endorphins, melatonin (which promotes sleep) and serotonin (to promote well-being), to name but a few. These chemicals assist the body's healing processes and offer pain relief as a precursor to other treatments such as manual therapy or exercise in order to aid recovery.

 

All our Physiotherapists at the clinic have completed the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists course. Acupuncture is used in the treatment of musculoskeletal pain; thin, solid needles are inserted into the skin to stimulate acupuncture points.

Our Physiotherapists will perform a detailed examination of your problem and ask you to complete a health questionnaire. If your problem is appropriate for the use of acupuncture specific acupuncture points will be selected to aid your recovery and improve your pain.