Acupuncture is a complementary medical practice that stimulates certain points on the body with a fine needle to alleviate pain or help treat various health conditions. The needles used to stimulate the body’s natural immune response to heal specific areas in the body, open up blood vessels to allow the free flow of blood and oxygen in the body. As Acupuncture integrates well with other treatment methods, it is often used in conjunction with physiotherapy for all types of conditions, including Back Pain, Sciatica, Tennis Elbow, and Frozen Shoulder among others.
Modern science has shown that Acupuncture stimulates the brain to produce natural pain-relieving chemicals (endorphins). The endorphins assist the body to heal itself and give pain relief and it can be very effective in both acute and chronic conditions.
How can Acupuncture help?
Acupuncture is one of the oldest recorded forms of medicine having been used in China for over 3,000 years. In recent years Acupuncture has become more popular in the West and is used within Physiotherapy as a form of pain relief. Many patients report a reduction in pain and improved general well-being with Acupuncture.
If your physiotherapist believes it will help to improve the effectiveness of your overall treatment. Your treatment will consist of the insertion of fine needles into various sites on the body, dependent on your issues.
Benefits of Acupuncture
Acupuncture and Physiotherapy
A number of our Physiotherapists have gained additional qualifications in Acupuncture and often use it alongside Physiotherapy, particularly in the treatment of inflammatory joint conditions. Physiotherapists are in a unique position of being able to combine Acupuncture with other treatment methods such as exercises, manipulation, and stretching. This combined approach is more likely to lead to successful rehabilitation.
Is Acupuncture safe?
Physiotherapists using Acupuncture at Anatomie are registered with the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists and have therefore had recognizable training. There are only a few cases in which Acupuncture should not be used. Your Physiotherapist will run through a few safety questions before performing the treatment. All needles are sterile, pre-packed and disposable so there is no risk of infection.
Will it hurt?
You will usually feel no more than a mild discomfort on insertion of a needle, as they are very thin. Call or email for advice to see if Acupuncture can help your particular problem.
Anatomie are one of the few physiotherapy clinics to be able to offer Shockwave Therapy – For more information please feel free to speak to one of our clinical specialists
This amazingly effective treatment for tendon and soft tissue problems uses high-intensity sound waves to improve metabolism and blood circulation, which stimulate the body’s repair mechanisms and allows it to do a better job of healing itself – at a greatly increased rate – particularly in the case of chronic, longstanding conditions.
It is used extensively for treating injuries in professional sport where fast return to action is of paramount importance. But it’s not only for the professional athletes; every one with soft tissue injuries can benefit from the accelerated healing and enjoy a faster return to pre-injury activity levels
Knee Pain – Patellar tendonitis is just one of the many conditions that this remarkable therapy can help to successfully resolve.
What are the benefits?
Shockwave Therapy delivers fast effective results, in many cases, there will be an immediate reduction in pain, as well as improved mobility and functionality it’s:
How can shockwave therapy help?
Research into the effectiveness of shockwave therapy has shown high success rates and excellent long-term results. It’s an excellent, non-invasive treatment option to consider for the treatment of conditions like tennis elbow, Achilles tendonitis, rotator cuff, patellar tendonitis, plantar fasciitis or jumpers knee which sometimes fail to respond to standard treatments and can become chronic problems that limit sports and everyday activities.
Will Shockwave therapy help you?
Do you have pain in your heel, elbow?
Have you been diagnosed with tennis or golfers elbow, shoulder tendinitis or calcification, shin splints, jumpers Patellar tendonitis, Achilles tendonitis, plantar fasciitis or hallux rigidus (stiff big toe)?
Have you tried other treatments that have failed to resolve your pain?
If the answer YES to any of the above then it could help you!
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