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Charlotte Lewis:  07505 815 428

Claire Richards: 07981 003 113 

TREATMENT

 

Treatment will depend on your diagnosis and treatment plan that is determined in your initial consultation.  As well as treating a specific problem, we take a holistic approach, looking at the body as a whole rather than focusing on the individual factors of an injury or illness.  For example, back pain can be caused by a number of different things:


  • Poor posture
  • Repetitive awkward movements
  • Overstretching
  • Changes in activities
  • Long car journeys
  • Lifting or carrying incorrectly

  

At Physio Clinic UK we take into account an individual’s situation and needs, for example work related tasks.  As well as treating the problem, we can often make suggestions on day to day life to help relieve pain and discomfort. 


 

We use therapeutic exercises designed to strengthen weak areas and stretch tight areas of the body.  Manual therapy involves using the hands to mobilise joints and soft tissues.  Other treatment techniques include; acupuncture, myofascial techniques, taping, friction massage, soft tissue release, ultrasound, advice and education. 


 

Additionally you may be provided with a home exercise programme, consisting of some of the above components, to accelerate and promote recovery.  



 

ACUPUNCTURE

Acupuncture is a branch of traditional Chinese medicine and originated over 2000 years ago. Traditional Chinese medicine teaches that disease occurs when the body’s natural energies become unbalanced and that this can be corrected by the use of acupuncture. It involves inserting ultra thin, metallic needles into specific parts of the body for therapeutic and health promoting effects. 


In Western medicine, research has shown that the stimulation of traditional acupuncture points can indeed produce an effect on the body. Acupuncture also triggers the release of chemicals which act to reduce pain and increase the ‘feel good factor’ (endorphins). Other substances produced during acupuncture may also promote the healing natural process.  Physiotherapists may combine acupuncture with other treatments. Acupuncture is not offered for all conditions but can help with many conditions such as; muscle and ligament injuries, joint pathologies, sports injuries, and pain.

 

All acupuncture treatments at Physio Clinic UK are undertaken using single-use, fine, disposable needles and to the highest levels of hygiene. Before treatment, your physiotherapist will carry out a further patient assessment to ensure that acupuncture is suitable for you. During this time, more information is given and you will have the opportunity to ask questions.  If you are considering acupuncture, please ensure that you have eaten before treatment and that you do not need to drive or operate dangerous machinery immediately afterwards.

 

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