Our physiotherapist, Gill has trained in medical acupuncture (western acupuncture); a specialised training for physiotherapists, this is an adaptation of traditional acupuncture based on clinical diagnosis and evidence based research.
Each condition is assessed individually but the effects of acupuncture can be significant after one session acupuncture often has a cumulative effect, so a course of treatment is recommended for maximum benefit to be gained.
Acupuncture is often used in conjunction with other physiotherapy techniques.
Acupuncture points are believed to stimulate the central nervous system to release chemicals into the muscle, spinal cord and brain; these chemicals may change the experience of pain or release other chemicals such as hormones which influence the body's self regulating systems.
Our physiotherapist is a registered member of the AACP (Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists) and as such is bound by a code of professional conduct.
Information on the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists can be found at AACP (Acupuncture Association of Physiotherapists).