Assessment, diagnosis and treatment
A detailed assessment will allow me to identify the root cause of your condition and treat appropriately. A diagnosis can be formulated from the assessment, or sometimes from the help of scans or referral to another health professional. Treatment will always be discussed first and may include; advice, exercise, joint mobilisations, taping, soft tissue release (massage) or medical acupuncture, to name a few.
Sports Massage and Medical Acupuncture
Acupuncture - The theory behind the Western approach; the tiny needles will increase blood flow to the area, to speed up the healing process. The "trauma" of the needle will activate the pain relief response. Stimulating the needles (usually through twisting) will wrap muscle fibers around the needle, making the brain think the muscle has tightened & send out natural muscle relaxants.
The traditional Chinese approach aims to restore the body's equilibrium through allowing qi (the body's energy) to flow freely (The British Acupuncture council). This can be done at any point along an appropriate meridian (12 non-physical pathways through the body, each corresponding to an organ). Therefore, needles may be placed further from the injury site than you might expect. "As long as Qi flows freely through your meridians and your organs work in harmony, your body can remain healthy" (TCMworld.org)
Sports massage for the prevention and rehabilitation of (but not limited to) sports injuries.
Using sport and exercise science principles to normalise soft tissue (muscles, tendons, fascia for example). For clients to reach optimal levels of function; pathological and physiological processes are incorporated. (society-of-sports-therapists.org)
8am - 5pm
An assessment is required for all physiotherapy techniques (including medical acupuncture) with Kim.
First appointment for physiotherapy and decide the best form of treatment with a 60 minute appointment.
Follow up appointments are often 30 minutes
1st appointment 60 minutes £50
Follow up 30 minutes £30