Physiotherapy Services We Offer
Here at Bentham Physiotherapy Clinic we are pleased to be able to offer a wide range of Musculoskeletal Treatments including:
Acupuncture is one of the oldest recorded forms of medicine having been used for over 3,000 years in China. Traditional Chinese Acupuncture uses specific acupuncture points along consistent channels to stimulate and optimise the bodys energy (Qi). Western Acupuncture utilises local acupuncture points that are identified often by palpation, and often correlate with Traditional Chinese points. Trigger points can often be treated very successfully using local acupuncture needles.
Research has shown that 70% of people gain pain relief with acupuncture. It does not work for everyone and every condition but, frequently, good results are achieved when more conventional treatment has failed. Some people are particularly good responders but others may see little benefit until they have had a few treatments; this is more likely with chronic conditions.
Conditions that may be helped by acupuncture: acute and chronic pain, arthritis, back and neck pain, headaches and muscle and joint problems.
Rehabilitation Exercises and Home Programmes
Following a thorough assessment your therapist will not only have made a diagnosis of your problem but also identified the likely “weak links” in your body that may be contributing to the problem.
Your individual rehabilitation programme will look at correcting as many of these issues as possible. It may involve stretching tight structures, strengthening weak muscles, optimising your biomechanics, and correcting any poor movement patterns. Progression using more specific exercises will continue until you return to your chosen activities. This process may take place over many months depending on your problem and outcome goals.