Acupuncture is a medical treatment that involves pricking the skin with needles in order to alleviate pain. Some benefits of acupuncture is that it has few side effects and it is effective in controlling pain. As acupuncture relies only on needles to remove pain, the patient is not required to take pain medications.
Focus on your Rehabilitation
Your first appointment will be no different from the usual osteopathic consultation and evaluation (see osteopathy page). You will be asked specific questions related to your particular sport or even to demonstrate some movements. Your diagnosis and treatment plan will be discussed in the usual way.
Treatment is likely to involve the use of osteopathic techniques within the treatment room combined with a more specific exercise based program in the studio gym. The aim is to return to full physical activity.