Treatments used may include:
- Joint mobilisation and manipulation
- Spinal traction
- Massage/Soft tissue techniques
- Exercise rehabilitation including stretching, strengthening and fitness
- Core stability training using the swiss ball
- Postural re-education
- Acupuncture for pain relief
- Ultrasound, Interferential
- Supportive strapping and corrective taping
- Advice on injury prevention and self management to prevent symptoms from re-occurring
- Ergonomic advice for your occupation and daily living i.e. driving, housework etc.
What benefits can be expected?
The aim of treatment is to restore you to full, pain free normal function as quickly as possible. Final outcomes will depend on pre-existing conditions, health and fitness and your compliance with advice regarding exercise, posture and ergonomics.
The average number of treatments is between 4 and 6. These may be given close together or spread out depending on the condition and its response to treatment.
Signs and symptoms will be closely monitored at each visit and will always be happy to discuss alternative treatment approaches. It may be necessary for us to liaise with your GP/Consultant and suggest investigations or an onward referral. This however, would only be done with your prior consent.
Acupuncture is used by Physiotherapists, against a background of sound research and evidence, to produce NATURAL pain relieving chemicals, such as endorphins; melatonin to promote sleep, serotonin to promote well being, to name but a few. These assist the body’s healing process and offer pain relief as a precursor for other manual or exercise therapy. For more information please see the AACP (Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists) website.
Conditions that can be treated by Acupuncture within Physiotherapy include:
- Sports Injuries
- Back + Neck Pain
- Rotator Cuff Tendinopathy