Acupuncture has been used in China for over 2,000 years and increasingly within Western medicine since the 1970s. It involves the insertion of small needles into the skin and is one of a variety of options used within physiotherapy to treat a wide range of both musculoskeletal and non-musculoskeletal conditions.
Physiotherapists, through their medical training and post graduate practical work, have an excellent understanding of the body’s functioning. Members of the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (AACP). Physiotherapists are the largest group of medical professionals in the UK practicing acupuncture.
What Are Its Uses?
Acupuncture is said to be useful in addressing a variety of health conditions, including:
- Back pain
- Knee pain
- Chronic pain (such as headaches, back pain, neck pain)
- Tension Headaches
Why pick us?
No GP referral
If you are suffering with musculoskeletal aches and pains come straight to the experts. There’s no need to see a GP.
No Waiting List
No need to wait weeks and weeks for an appointment. We can often help you on your way to improved wellbeing within a matter of hours or days.
Recognised by Major Insurers
We are recognised by most major insurers and Healthcare cash plan providers. If in doubt – call our friendly admin team.
“I am a regular gym goer and golfer and was struggling with a recurring knee problem so I contacted Balmoral Physio and was given an appointment with Mark Henderson. He identified the problem quickly as most likely a small tear in the cartilage. Without a scan it would be impossible to be 100% certain so I was treated on that basis. After two sessions of manual therapy and some home exercises the pain has disappeared and I am so far able to resume my sporting activities without further symptoms. I was very happy with the knowledge and treatment I received and would not hesitate to recommend this practice.”Phil HerdmanGosforth client
“I have had chronic back pain for many years. And have seen a variety of health professionals. I found Ross to be one of the best I have ever seen. He was extremely knowledgeable, patient and ultimately very helpful.”JohnGosforth Client
“My neck gives me trouble most of the time, with only periodic moments of relief. Not only has he loosened my neck up but it's stayed loose! Thank you!”DougGateshead client
“Refreshing to be told that all I needed was to take away some exercises to aid flexibly. No hard sell to say I needed multiple visits. Well worth a visit.”Andrew BiggsGosforth Client
“I am very pleased with my experiences with the Physio service and I would recommend them to anyone. Your referral is processed very efficiently and you are seen quickly. I also like that you are given choices (unlike a lot of medical services!). The service is designed to work in cooperation with the client and I feel it will have better outcomes because of this.”LouiseBirmingham
Our Gateshead Physiotherapy Clinic:
Wednesday: 8:30am – 4:30pm
Thurday: 8:30am – 4:30pm