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Acupuncture

Acupuncture Treatment

Acupuncture is commonly used by Chartered Physiotherapists for musculoskeletal pain and may form part of Physiotherapy treatment.

Acupuncture, or 'dry needling' is not offered as a stand-alone treatment but may be used for pain relief to facilitate your recovery following a full physiotherapy assessment.

Acupuncture can reduce pain by stimulating the brain and spinal cord to produce natural pain-relieving chemicals such as endorphins, melatonin (which promotes sleep) and serotonin (to promote well-being) (AACP 2013).

A variety of techniques can be used including use of Traditional Chinese Medicine acupuncture points, and 'trigger points' where a needle is inserted to facilitate relaxation to a specific muscle or tendon.  Single-use, pre-sterilised disposable needles are used.

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We partner with TOPS Physiotherapy for ourPhysiotherapy appointments

HEALTH INSURANCE

We are part of the Oxford Physiotherapy Service Ltd and we are recognised by all UK health insurance providers. You will need to speak to your health insurer to ask for pre-authorisation with our partner clinic, The Oxford Physiotherapy Service, 29 Grove St, Oxford OX2 7JT.

 

To book an appointment please contact us on 01865 807192.

 

PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATION

At Oxford Sports Physio we are Chartered Physiotherapists (members of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy). As such, we are regulated by the Health and Care Professions Council and can be found on their online register http://www.hpc-uk.org/

This is a legal requirement for all Physiotherapists practicing in the UK.

 

CANCELLATION POLICY

Cancellations with less than 24 hours' notice should be made by telephone and may be subject to a late cancellation charge of 50% of the appointment fee on first occasion and 100% for subsequent late cancellations or no-show appointments.