In this section, we have other information resources that may assist your treatment or recovery process.
Acupuncture forms a part of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and can be traced back 3,000 years. It is thought that energy (qi) flows through the body via channels (meridians) and when this process slows down pain is produced. Needles inserted into certain areas help to restore the energy flow and alleviate the pain associated with it.
Conventional acupuncture involves the use of fine needles of varying widths and lengths that pierce the skin at specific acupuncture points. Acupuncture can reduce pain by stimulating areas of the brain and spinal cord which produce natural pain-relieving chemicals such as endorphins, melatonin (which helps sleep) and serotonin (to promote well- being) … read more
Hydrotherapy is treatment using therapeutic exercises in a heated pool environment. It utilises the warmth of the water to relax muscles and relieve pain. The buoyancy in the water can be used to assist movement to gain range or resist movement to increase strength.
There is a chartered physiotherapist to help, who will be in the water and a physiotherapy assistant helping around the sides of the pool. You do not need to be able to swim to benefit from hydrotherapy, however if you can not swim or are fearful of going in water, please discuss this with your physiotherapist as other forms of treatment can be offered. … read more