Acupuncture at Hope Physiotherapy Clinic is carried out by our senior Physiotherapist Suzy Brooker. Suzy is a member of the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (AACP).
Suzy has a proven track record of using acupuncture as part of her treatment programmes to enhance the body’s natural repair mechanism and improve recovery time. The use of acupuncture complements other physiotherapy treatments such as exercise, muscle strengthening and rehabilitation to achieve more effective results.
Acupuncture is effective for any conditions requiring the management of pain and inflammation or any situation where the body needs help with healing, for example a ligament sprain or a torn muscle. The stimulation of the body’s own healing chemicals is an aid to recovery and enhances rehabilitation.
Acupuncture treatment begins with an in depth physiotherapy assessment to determine the source of the pain or imbalance and to determine the correct acupuncture points required to address this and facilitate the body’s return to a state of health both physically and mentally.
The use of acupuncture enhances the repair mechanism and enables an improved recovery time allowing other physiotherapy treatments such as exercise, muscle strengthening and rehabilitation to achieve more effective results.
Acupuncture is widely used by Physiotherapists, against a background of sound research and evidence, as a means of enhancing pain relief through stimulating the brain and spinal cord to produce natural pain relieving chemicals, such as endorphins; melatonin to promote sleep and serotonin to promote wellbeing.
Your treatment will involve the use of single use, pre-sterilised, disposable needles of varying widths, lengths used to pierce the skin at the Acupuncture points. Suzy will determine the locations of the Acupuncture points, based upon your assessment of the cause of your pain or 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.