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ACUPUNTURE

Restore the energy flow in your body with our specially skilled and efficient acupuncture experts.

Acupunture

An ancient form of treatment, acupuncture developed over thousands of years and is used within modern physiotherapy as part of an integrated approach to pain and inflammation management. At our acupuncture clinic we use this treatment to stimulate the body’s own healing chemicals to aid recovery and enhance rehabilitation.

There is a wealth of evidence for the use of acupuncture as a means of reducing pain via the stimulation of the brain and spinal cord. This treatment causes the production of natural pain relieving chemicals including endorphins, melatonin (which promotes sleep) and serotonin (which promotes feelings of wellbeing). Through these chemicals acupuncture, acupressure and electro-acupuncture all augment the repair mechanisms and accelerate recovery. This initial treatment can often alleviate symptoms to allow the introduction of other physiotherapy treatments including exercise, muscle strengthening and rehabilitation to achieve more effective results.

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Conditions We Treat

At our acupuncture treatment centre we are able to effectively treat a range of conditions including:

  • Any complex pain pattern
  • Migraine
  • Fibromyalgia syndrome
  • Polymyalgia rheumatica
  • Chronic back and neck pain
  • Sciatica and many other nerve pains and many more pathologies

Our physiotherapists are well trained and have a sound research and evidence base for the use of acupuncture as a treatment. Based at our treatment centre, the physiotherapist will utilise single use, pre-sterilised, disposable needles of varying widths, lengths and materials to pierce the skin at the acupuncture points. Acupuncture needles are very fine compared to an injection needle (the same width as human hair) and cause minimal pain. The therapist will determine the locations of the acupuncture points based on the individual’s assessment. A number of these small needles may be used at each treatment and are typically left in position for 20-30 minutes for maximum benefit.

Our physiotherapists are registered with the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists and have undergone rigorous training with regular educational updates. Acupuncture is a very safe procedure when carried out by our fully qualified professionals.

Please call 01795 6060 66 for more information and book your initial consultation with our expert!!!

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Wear the right equipment for sports injury prevention

Having the proper equipment, such as footwear, is also important to avoiding sports injuries. Shoes that have adequate support and fit properly are a must, as is having the correct shoes for each activity. This can aid in prevention of several conditions, such as heel spurs, sprained ankles, and shin splints.

Don’t push yourself too hard, too fast

Having the proper equipment, such as footwear, is also important to avoiding sports injuries. Shoes that have adequate support and fit properly are a must, as is having the correct shoes for each activity. This can aid in prevention of several conditions, such as heel spurs, sprained ankles, and shin splints.

Wear the right equipment for sports injury prevention

Having the proper equipment, such as footwear, is also important to avoiding sports injuries. Shoes that have adequate support and fit properly are a must, as is having the correct shoes for each activity. This can aid in prevention of several conditions, such as heel spurs, sprained ankles, and shin splints.

Don’t push yourself too hard, too fast

Having the proper equipment, such as footwear, is also important to avoiding sports injuries. Shoes that have adequate support and fit properly are a must, as is having the correct shoes for each activity. This can aid in prevention of several conditions, such as heel spurs, sprained ankles, and shin splints.

Know your pain

FAQ's

General

We advise that you arrive 5-10 minutes early for your first appointment to allow time to complete registration documents. Your therapist will then greet you from reception and take you through to the consultation room where you will be asked your reason for attending, the nature and history of your condition and any details that may be relevant to your assessment or treatment. The therapist will then do a detailed assessment on you to arrive at a diagnosis. Once a diagnosis has been made, the therapist will explain the findings and outline a treatment plan. If there is time, treatment will be given as part of your first session.

We generally advise that you wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing. We also suggest that you wear/bring shorts for hip, knee or back problems. You may be asked to remove one or more items of clothing to enable the therapist to assess your condition. Any clients wishing to bring a chaperone are more than welcome.

The follow up sessions generally last for 30 minutes. During the follow up session, we discuss the progress with you and alter the management plan if needed, after discussing with you various options of treatment available.

Everyone is different and responds differently to treatment. In the majority of cases, we would expect to see symptoms eased after the first session but in other cases it may take a few sessions to really notice a difference. It is important to note that on some occasions, your symptoms may become temporarily aggravated following a session. This is a normal reaction, particular if your injury is quite acute. It is nothing to be worried about but is important to feedback to your therapist so treatment can be adjusted in subsequent sessions.

Reach Us

We have 5 allocated parking spaces including one disabled car parking space. The disabled car park space is right in front of the entrance to the clinic building. Our Clinic benefit from visitor car parking spaces around the estate.

Should you wish to cancel your appointment, we ask that you give us at least 24 hours’ notice so that we can offer the slot to someone else. For late cancellations, we reserve the rights to charge you for the full cost of the appointment.

We are able to bill your insurance provider directly but the contract for payment is held with the individual client. Should the insurance company refuse to pay; the client will be asked to settle the account in full. In order for us to bill your insurance provider, we simply need the name of the policy holder, your membership or policy number and authorisation code. We also need to know details of excess and treatment limitations prior to starting your course of treatment. We are recognised by all major medical insurers. Please ask us for a full list. If we are not recognised by your insurer, we may be able to apply for recognition so please ask.

Payment & Policy

We currently accept cheques, cash and debit or credit card payments (we do not accept american express). We can also take payments over the phone and will shortly be introducing web payments so you can pay as you book to make it even more convenient for you.

If for any reason you are unhappy with the service you have received, please do not hesitate to email us at admin@xcelhealth.co.uk Our practice manager will get back to you within 2 working days. We take all complaints very seriously and use the feedback to improve our service for all clients.

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