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Location: Harborne
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our expertise:

A: The Harborne Physiotherapists will only use acupuncture when they assess that it will work
acupuncture and dry needling by the barefoot physiotherapists
Our physiotherapists have been using acupuncture for a long time.

Acupuncture and dry needling involve the placing of needles into carefully selected anatomical points that correspond to a patient's pain and symptoms. At our clinic we use it alongside conventional treatments to treat common conditions such as low back pain, neck pain and sports injuries. Acupuncture can be particularly helpful for stubborn conditions like that OA knee or that persistent stiff back or headaches but can also be used for acute or more recent injuries.

We are all trained to a very high level of expertise and we are one of the few clinics in the UK who also run internationally recognised acupuncture training courses for other physiotherapists and clinicians. Check out our course website here to see the brilliant International tutors we work with.

what can acupuncture treat
Acupuncture and dry needling are useful in treating an array of problems. In our clinic we have found it useful for the treatment of:
  • Back pain.
  • Neck Pain.
  • Shoulder and Knee conditions.
  • Headaches
  • Tennis Elbow.
  • Sports Injuries.
how does it feel?
Acupuncture by the Barefoot physiotherapists may be different as we are trained to a very high level and only use the best quality needles so usually it’s very comfortable.

Many patients experience a feeling of relaxation and wellbeing upon receiving acupuncture. The process drives the process of endorphin release with tiredness often a post treatment side effect. It also helps sleep especially for those people who may not be sleeping due to pain or worry.

will it work?
Good question! Our physiotherapists will only use acupuncture if they feel based on your condition and assessment that it will work. It may be used as part of a treatment plan and in combination with exercise or manual therapy. The vast majority of people do find some relief from acupuncture and this enables them to progress on with rehabilitation. It can be particularly useful for stubborn conditions and those resistant to conventional treatments.

is it safe?
Very! Physiotherapy is very stringently regulated as is the use of acupuncture by physiotherapists. We work in close conjunction with GPs, consultants and other health care professionals. We have completed degree programmes between 3 and 4 years which includes a significant amount of teaching on anatomy, Physiology so we know where the needles are going and why. Physiotherapists are regulated by the HCPC and are members of the CSP and are therefore bound by a strict code of practice. This ensures that you will receive acupuncture in a safe, professional and regulated environment from a clinician with recognisable academic and clinical qualifications.