Acupuncture can manage joint & muscle pain, dysfunction and to help reduce inflammation

Established in our clinic for over 20 years

It is an accepted therapy in both the NHS and private hospitals, and we have been offering it for over 20 years.

Our Training

All of our physiotherapists have had extensive training in acupuncture and are members of the AACP (The Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists). Annual ongoing education and training is undertaken by all our physiotherapists to meet the necessary professional requirements and to maintain and develop our skills.

One to One

Acupuncture is provided on a one to one basis by our specially trained physiotherapists.
A full assessment will be undertaken to ensure your suitability for treatment and to check there are no contra-indications to acupuncture. You will be supervised at all times and all clinical protocols for safety and efficacy will be adhered to.
In general acupuncture is not a painful or unpleasant treatment although certain specific points can be uncomfortable for a short period of time.

Acupuncture is commonly used to treat the following conditions:

  • Arthritis
  • Tennis + Golfers  elbow
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Tendinopathy
  • Low back pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Patello-femoral pain
  • IT band syndrome
  • Cervicogenic headache
  • Trigger point pain

Dry Needling

This is a form of specialised acupuncture utilised by our physiotherapists in chronic conditions and for chronic pain management.

The technique involves careful repeated advances of an acupuncture needle into specific locations and trigger points in the muscles and other soft tissues.

Dry needling is used to promote endorphin and neuro-transmitter release to help break the pain cycle, to promote blood flow and inflammatory mediator release to help resolve inflammation, to break down spasm to improve function and to help individuals break out of chronic pain syndromes.

Our physiotherapists have been trained at post-graduate level to provide this specialist techniques and have many years of appropriate experience. We have offered this service successfully since 1995.

Dry needling  is commonly used to treat the following conditions:

  • Painful musculo-skeletal problems
  • Arthritis
  • Tennis + Golfers  elbow
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Tendinopathy
  • Patello-femoral pain
  • IT band syndrome
  • Trigger point pain
  • Chronic ligament and capsular pain