Indications for treatment
(indications in italics may respond to acupuncture)
Spinal Problems: including prolapsed discs, degeneration, lumbago, sciatica, stiff/painful neck, pain referring to arms or legs.
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Joint Problems: injuries, arthritis, pain/swelling/stiffness in joints such as shoulders, elbows, wrists, knees, hips and ankles.
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Injuries: to muscles, joints, ligaments, cartilage, tendons or bones. Work related conditions such as Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI).
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Work Related Problems: eg. overuse injuries, postural problems, back or shoulder problems.
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Fractures: treatment to increase the healing rate and to gain full function once the bones have healed.
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Rehabilitation After Surgery: rehabilitation after orthopaedic surgery, e.g. hip and knee replacement or general physiotherapy after general surgery. Regaining muscle strength, mobility, fitness and balance.
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Headaches and Facial Pains: tension headaches, migraine, trigeminal neuralgia.
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Chest Conditions: both medical and surgical, including hayfever, asthma and sinusitis, pnemonia, cystic fibrosis, emphysema, bronchitis and bronchiectasis.
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Paediatrics: for childhood conditions including postural and walking problems.
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Musculo-Skeletal Problems: [see Society of Orthopedic Medicine site]
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Facial and Other Palsies: e.g. Bell's Palsy, dropped foot, muscle weakness. Neurostimulator for home use available.
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Pain Syndromes: eg. Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, chronic or recurrent pain, nerve damage pain, abdominal pain.
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Sports Injuries and Rehabilitation: Soft tissue and joint related sports injuries from any sport. Treatments from the initial acute stage, through to returning to fitness.
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Circulatory Problems: wounds, ulcers using laser therapy.
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Treatments Available

Physiotherapy: a wide range of modalities are available, including exercise therapy, manipulation, mobilisation and electrotherapy.

Hands On:

  • Passive movements to mobilise stiff or injured joints
  • Manipulation of the spine and peripheral joints
  • Massage to muscles and tendons
  • Traction to spine, both manual and mechanical
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  • Ultrasound
  • Combined ultrasound and interferential
  • Interferential
  • Lazer
  • T.N.S.
  • Electro-acupuncture
  • Passive mechanical mobiliser
  • Muscle stimulation


  • Individual regimes planned for each patient
  • Postural correction
  • Rehabilitation after injury and/or operation
  • Correction of muscle inbalance
  • Re-education of balance and co-ordination


  • To protect and rest tissue where necessary

Pain Management: an individual approach to reduce pain and the impact it has on your wellbeing, daily activities, and your social life. [see pain management page]
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Chinese and Western Style Acupuncture: May be used on its own or in conjunction with Physiotherapy.
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Reflexology: Gentle massage of reflex zones on the feet, to relieve tension and encourage healing.
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Aromatherapy: Massage with pure plant oils to promote health and wellbeing.
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