Acupuncture stimulates the nerves under the skin to produce endorphins and oxytocin, known as the ‘happy hormones’. These hormones help to reduce pain, promote sleep, promote relaxation and improve overall well-being.
All of our therapists are members of the AACP (The Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists) and integrate evidence based accupuncture into physiotherapy, for the benefit of the patient.
Therapeutic exercise programmes take place under the supervision of experienced physiotherapists and may include mat work, resisted activity with springs and weights and the use of equipment such as the treadmill, cross-trainer and specialised static bicycles.
Clinical Pilates Based Rehabilitation
The aim of Clinical Pilates is to strengthen the core trunk muscles, tone other muscles, provide flexibility, and improve posture, balance and breathing control. It is also used to aid recovery from injuries or after surgery.
Clinical Pilates is incorporated into rehabilitation programmes under the guidance of highly experienced and trained physiotherapists. It includes mat exercises, Swiss ball exercises and exercises on specialist equipment.
As a collaborative part of the recovery process, massage therapy can help create positive change following physical trauma, accident or surgery. It has proven to be beneficial in chronic pain management of neck, shoulder, back or other joint pain.
Joint Mobilisation and Manipulation
The term ‘electro-physical agents’ is made up of a wide range of electrical and physical therapeutic modalities regularly used by physiotherapists such as:
- Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS)
- Therapeutic ultrasound
- Low level laser
- Neuromuscular electrical stimulation and many more besides