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Acupuncture and sciatica.

Acupuncture and sciatica. I’m often asked about acupuncture and sciatica. Is it a good choice of therapy and does it have a high rate of success. The answer in both cases is yes.. True sciatica rises from the lumber sacral plexus at l3l4l5 S1 and 2 ans charts its course distally through the hip and…

Sciatica a Fife physiotherapy approach.

Sciatica a Fife physiotherapy approach. Ok so sciatica is a terms that has passed in to daily use. Everyone who has back pain has sciatica. Right? Wrong!!!!!!!!!! Sciatica is a specific condition and must not be confused with other low back conditions as this can lead to confusion and the wrong treatment. The result of…

Physiotherapy and racquet sports. A Fife throw away idea.

Physiotherapy & racquet sports. A Fife throw away idea. All racquet sports are based on the principal of the throwing action of the upper limb. The structure of our shoulder is inherently unstable. This is a deliberate design glitch that allows us far greater range of motion in the shoulder than the hip and is…

Help, I’ve got sore feet.

Help, I,ve got sore feet. This increasingly sorry refrain is no joke. Gone are the days when chiropodists were associated with your grannies bunions. The profession has developed as the needs of society have grown. Once my patient base were essentially over sixty but not anymore. The advent of the fitness phenomenon with increasing numbers…

Joint pain and physiotherapy.

Joint pain and physiotherapy help. Joint pain is often related to a physiotherapy need. Many patients approach me with common aches and pain in their joints. The cause of these can be very varied but they generally divide in to three principal categories. The first is medical conditions such as arthritis. This can be rheumatoid…

Acupuncture for period pain.

Acupuncture for period pain. Acupuncture for period pain is one of the most natural and obvious uses for acupuncture. The entire basis is the balance of forces in the body and there can be no more obvious a balance than the act of menstruation. If acupuncture works by balancing the opposing forces in the body…

Acupuncture for health.

Acupuncture for health. Acupuncture for health is a general concept and not one that we in the west are familiar with. Our medical model states that you only attend healthcare professionals when you are sick .But in the Chinese culture you would visit your acupuncture professional to maintain good health rather than just to treat…

Physiotherapy for sports injuries.

Physiotherapy for sports injuries. If physiotherapy is associated with just one thing its sports injuries. The idea of the physio with the magic sponge may be a cliche but it has its basis in truth. The application of cold or cryotherapy is one of the first tenants of physiotherapy. I often tell me patients that…

Physiotherapy for chronic injuries.

Physiotherapy for chronic injuries. Im often asked about chronic injuries and if physiotherapy can help. The answer is sometimes, But that,s what you should expect from your physiotherapist. Complete honesty. We are science based therapists and will always give you an honest appraisal of your condition and the odds of a successful outcome. Just today…

Acupuncture to stop smoking.

Acupuncture to stop smoking. Acupuncture has been used for centuries by the Chinese to limit control or stop the use of harmful substances. In Day of old this was opium but the practice has been adapted to help with smoking in the last hundred years. The Chinese and in particular the practice of Chinese medicine…

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