A sudden sideways or twisting movement, a slippery surface, maybe you’re fatigued, and you go over on your ankle, causing damage to ligaments and other soft tissues around the ankle, “It’s only a sprain” you decide to go on and “suck it up”. Initially, the ankle is swollen, painful, and may be bruised.
Time passes, it happens again, the same injury, which has never been appropriately rehabilitated. The resulting ankle instability and the common statement “I have a weak ankle” could effectively be avoided by a correct and timely management of the initial injury, improving your outcome dramatically.
Acuhealth can help injuries of the lower limbs heal faster because acupuncture has been proven to increase the anti-inflammatory response and increase blood flow.
Following a thorough assessment, treatment is a combination of muscle release, mobilisation, acupuncture and specific exercise. Recovery may take time as we build strength and flexibility into the joint.
Acuhealth relieves pain in a similar way to opioid painkillers, but without any adverse side effects. Treatments reduce inflammation and promote circulation to the injury to speed up healing.
We begin by assessing the possible causes originating from activity, posture and muscle tightness to develop a treatment plan tailored to you. Both a combination of acupuncture and deep tissue work to tight muscles often helps.
Acuhealth treatment will include some or all of the following:
Soft tissue & joint mobilisation
Each session takes approximately one hour.
All treatments are covered by the leading health insurance companies.