With just over 18 months of topical physiotherapy blogs completed on the Life Made Simple Physiotherapy website, we’ve clearly had a busy focus on the many ways that physiotherapy can help individuals maintain and nurture their health and wellbeing.
We thought we would take a look back at some of the past blogs as a reminder of the ways physiotherapy can help. The second one in the series, we look back at the real benefits of acupuncture.
My journey of learning the techniques and real benefits of acupuncture continues, with appropriate clients benefiting from the treatment over the last few months.
I am delighted that I have introduced this opportunity to the Life made Simple Physiotherapy offering and, in this blog, I have taken the opportunity to provide some positive notes on the benefits that acupuncture can bring to the overall care of clients.
Programme of physiotherapy, together with acupuncture
In most cases, the primary aim of acupuncture is to reduce the individual’s pain. It can be daunting for some patients who have not experienced the treatment before. It is very important to maintain the trust of my patient throughout the course of treatment. Invariably, a programme of physiotherapy, together with acupuncture, is recommended to maximise the non-specific benefits of the overall care provided.
I believe it is important, as I do with all our care processes, to give clear explanations of how we approach acupuncture and, of course, to maintain a holistic approach to treatments with active engagement from clients.
The speed with which acupuncture can help clients
It has been interesting to note, in my experience, the speed with which acupuncture can help clients with their wellbeing. As an example, one client identified the need to reduce pain, improve sleep and potentially to reduce blood pressure. As a physiotherapist, I always aimed to bring someone back to their pre-injury level. With acupuncture, I believe this process has been enhanced and further reinforces my view that a patient should always be treated holistically to maximise symptom improvement and overall benefit.
Holistic approach to movement
We believe that physiotherapy is about a holistic approach to movement and physical wellbeing. Exercise in general, along with specifically recommended exercises, plays an important part in helping with the daily tasks that we ask of the body, its muscles and its tissues.
Warming up with appropriate stretches can help the body be ready for the tasks ahead.
We look forward to helping you with your physiotherapy needs, tailored to your personal circumstances, through 2021 and beyond. If you are interested in our services feel free to call us on 07309 272 555 or email Physio@Lifemadesimple.co.uk. Life Made Simple - expert physiotherapy in Guildford and Surrey.