Whats is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture involves the insertion of extremely thin needles through your skin at strategic points on your body. A key component of traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture is most commonly used to treat pain.
How do Physiotherapists use Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is used by Physiotherapists, against a background of sound research and evidence, as a means of enhancing pain modulation via the stimulation of the brain and spinal cord to produce natural pain relieving chemicals, such as endorphins; melatonin to promote sleep, serotonin to promote well being, to name but a few. These assist the body’s healing process and offer pain relief as a precursor for other manual or exercise therapy.
Why choose us?
All our Physiotherapists are registered members of the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (AACP), the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) and the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), So you can be assured you are receiving the best treatment from highly qualified experts.
Your first appointment will include a short assessment where we'll identify the cause of your problem and explain how we're going to help.
Acupuncture 45 minutes: £46
We also have concessions for students, under 18s, NHS and employees of our Corporate Partners.
Infinity Physio is also accredited by most major insurance providers.
We politely ask that fees are settled after each visit.
We advise patients that for cancellations within 24hrs we charge 50% of treatment fees.
Types of Acupuncture
Conventional Acupuncture involves the use of single use, pre-sterilised, disposable needles of varying widths, lengths and materials that pierce the skin at the Acupuncture points. The Physiotherapist will determine the locations of the Acupuncture points, based upon the assessment of the cause of the imbalance. A number of needles may be used at each treatment and these are typically left in position for some 20-30 minutes before being removed.
Trigger point Acupuncture may also be used to facilitate relaxation in specific muscles following trauma such as whiplash injury; for longer term unresolving muscle pain such as repetitive strain injury (RSI) or as a means to obtain increased muscle length in order to aid stretch and rehabilitation such as sports injuries . Here the needle is placed into the affected muscle until it is felt to relax under the needle and then removed. Trigger point needling is often much quicker and therefore does not require the 20-30 minute treatment time.