Some of the services that we offer at The Clinic at 34 include:
- Deep soft tissue massage and sports massage
- Joint mobilisation and manipulation
- Ergonomic and biomechanical assessments
- Strengthening and rehabilitation
- Taping and strapping
- Acupuncture and dry needling
Acupuncture is one of the oldest forms of therapies used to treat pain, inflammation and restore balance. The practise is based on 12 meridian lines in the body, where acupuncture needles are placed at certain and specific points along the relevant meridian. Fine, sterile, disposable needles are inserted to stimulate the body’s own pain relief mechanisms in the form of chemicals. Simplified, these aid in reducing pain and instigate a healing response.
At our clinic we combine hands-on physiotherapy with acupuncture and exercise to achieve maximum impact on your issues.
Acupuncture has been recognised by the NICE guidelines as an effective tool in managing a variety of musculoskeletal issues such as chronic tension-type headaches, and migraines (NICE, 2012).
Needles target “knots” or myofascial trigger points in the body that sensitise the muscle causing pain, shortening and dysfunction. Needles are placed at these point to create an analgesic effect which decreases pain, restores resting muscle lengths and muscle homeostasis.
45 MINS – 1 HR
ACUPUNCTURE + DRY NEEDLING
This session would benefit you if your initial assessment has determined that acupuncture and dry needling would aid your recovery.
An initial assessment will be taken prior to needling.