A technique that has been used for over 2,000 years in traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture has more recently featured as part of conventional medicinal procedures. Therapists in the western world have developed their own method of acupuncture, based on the traditional Chinese methods but with a slightly more scientific basis.
Extensive research has been undertaken into the exact physiological mechanisms by which acupuncture works – and although there is much still to be learned, we already know that acupuncture can help with pain relief, muscle spasm and back or joint pain.
Other common ailments that acupuncture can help to treat include:
Physiotherapists who are qualified to perform this service are recognised by the AACP (Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists), an organisation we have always been registered with.
Commonly used as a treatment for simple back and neck pain, spinal manipulation is a very skilled technique and requires an experienced physiotherapy. Specific pressure must be applied to the spine in a particular way, in order to help loosen the stiff joints that can be a source of pain.
The most common conditions where spinal manipulation proves effective include:
Neck, Arm or Shoulder Pain
Low Back Pain, more commonly known as Lumbago
Lower Back Disc Problems
When used together with education and home exercises, spinal manipulation can be a very quick and comfortable way to resolve many different types of back pain.
Call us on 0115 956 2353 to discuss your requirements or book your initial injury assessment – and make a positive start upon the road to your recovery.