Acupuncture

TREATMENTS


Selection of treatment is based on your individual needs and is likely to include a combination of the following:

Advice

We will aim to provide you with a clear understanding of your condition and what measures you can take to help now and in the future. Advice may take many different forms through out your treatment, including ergonomic, posture re-education, pacing, exercise and sport specific elements.

Manual Therapy

This is the skilled application of ‘hands on’ physical interventions including both soft tissue and joint techniques. Mobilisation, manipulation and massage are all types of manual therapy. Following a careful examination you may be offered this form of treatment if it is thought it will facilitate your recovery or bring about improvements in your condition.

The aim of Manual therapy techniques may be pain modulation, facilitation of movement, improved function, or most likely a combination of these effects.

Acupuncture

This is the procedure of inserting and manipulating fine needles into the body.

Physiotherapists are trained in both 'Traditional Chinese' approach and a more 'Western' approach to this treatment modality.

Acupuncture needles used are of different lengths according to the area of body they will be inserted but are all fine, sterilized and disposable. The needles may be left in-situ for a few minutes up to a maximum of 30 during any treatment.

You will be asked to fill out a form before receiving this treatment to acknowledge side effects have been discussed with you and that you consent to treatment.

Electrotherapy

Electrotherapy modalities may be used or suggested to optimise tissue repair, promote healing rates or provide pain relief.

Rehabilitation

Often you will be taught exercises to aid your rehabilitation. These exercises will be tailored to your specific needs including your injury/condition as well as your normal level of activity. Exercises taught or advised may take the form of stretches, strengthening, balance or stability training as well as general aerobic/movement type exercise.

Your recovery may also benefit from taping techniques to inhibit or facilitate muscle activity or specific movements. Occasionally we may recommend local supports/orthotics for which we will do our best to advise you.

WHAT WE TREAT


Back and Neck Pain

Using extensive knowledge from a background in anatomy and physiology, we offer assessment, treatment and rehabilitation ...
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ACCREDITATIONS


Chartered Physiotherapist

All Physiotherapists are registered with the Health Professions Council (HPC). The HPC are a regulator, set up to protect the public...
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YOUR FIRST VISIT


Hitchin Physiotherapy Clinic

Your first visit with us at Think Physio will last between 45 and 60 minutes. You will be asked to complete a short form with your personal ...
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BOOK AN APPOINTMENT


Letchworth Stevanage Physiotherapy Clinic

We are usually able to offer appointments within 48 hours of your initial enquiry and have diary slots to cover daytime, evenings and weekend bookings ...
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Lower Back Pain

FOCUS ON: LOW BACK PAIN


This is a common disorder affecting around one third of the adult population every year. In May 2009 the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) developed some guidelines for the early management of persistent non-specific low back pain (LBP). Read more...

Hitchin Acupuncture Clinic

FOCUS ON: ACUPUNCTURE


Acupuncture is one of the many treatment modalities utilised by some Physiotherapists. It is usually integrated into a management programme. Read more...