Physical Therapy

As well as offering a comprehensive chiropractic treatment, Cornwall Chiropractic Clinic offers complementary therapies which can work with Chiropractic or in their own right to treat specific conditions and symptoms.

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is one of the oldest forms of medicine, originating in the east, and is used to treat physical and emotional conditions. A practitioner inserts fine needles into acupuncture points on the body; these release energy (chi) along the body’s meridian lines, and are vital to our health.

 

An acupuncture treatment

Before starting any treatment your practitioner will find out a little more about your medical history and carry out an assessment which involves both a tongue and pulse diagnosis. Your acupuncturist will then know which acupuncture points to activate with needles. (With small children or those people who are needle phobic, acupressure may be used.)

 

What can acupuncture treat?

  • Circulation
  • Eczema
  • Energy levels, lethargy
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Headaches
  • Insomnia
  • Migraine
  • Muscle tension
  • Pain relief
  • Sciatica
  • Stress, anxiety, depression
  • Swelling (oedema)
  • Tendonitis
Sports Massage

The prime purpose of sports massage therapy is to help alleviate the stress and tension which builds up in the body’s soft tissues during physical activity. Where minor injuries and lesions occur, due to overexertion and /or over use, massage can break them down quickly and effectively. Above all, it can help prevent those niggling injuries that so often get in the way of performance and achievement, whether one is an athlete, ardent keep-fitter or a once a week jogger.

This treatment is not just for the sports person: anyone can benefit from sports massage, including people in physically demanding jobs and those not quite so obvious (occupational, emotional, and postural stress may produce many similar characteristics to sports injuries).

Sports massage tends to be deeper and more intense. It is based on the various elements of Swedish massage and often incorporates a combination of other techniques involving stretching, compression, friction, toning, and trigger point response techniques similar to Acupressure and Shiatsu. The skilled therapist brings together this blend of techniques, knowledge and advice during treatment, to work effectively with the client to bring about optimum performance and to provide injury-free training and minimise post event injuries.

Common problems

Achilles pain, arthritis, back and neck pain, headaches, hip pain, runners knee, sciatica, sports injuries, stress, tennis elbow.

A sports massage treatment

It’s important to understand the underlying causes of a problem to prevent it happening again. Our practitioners carry out a full analysis so they can tailor each treatment to a client’s particular needs.