Acupuncture stimulates the nerves in skin and muscle, and can produce a variety of effects. We know that it increases the body’s release of natural painkillers – endorphin and serotonin – in the pain pathways of both the spinal cord and the brain. This modifies the way pain signals are received.
As we learn more about this type of treatment, the possibilities of using acupuncture alongside orthodox medicine increase. The distinction between complementary or alternative medicine and conventional medicine is becoming blurred as acupuncture is accepted in medicine. Acupuncture is already available in most hospital pain clinics and it is provided by an ever-increasing number of GPs and hospital doctors.
Alan graduated from Leeds Metropolitan University with a Masters Degree in Osteopathy. He enjoys treating neck and low back pain, dance /sporting injuries, work strains and postural complaints. He specialises in treating frozen shoulders (adhesive capsulitis) and has undertaken advanced training in the Niel Asher Frozen Shoulder technique. He also has an interest in treating people with osteoarthritis and is an Associated Practitioner with the charity Arthritis Action.
Alan has extensive experience in occupational osteopathy including teaching manual handling techniques, train the trainer courses and risk assessment in various industries including food & beverages, logistics, manufacturing, local councils, schools and the emergency services (coastguard and fire). He also teaches moving and handling techniques and train the trainer courses for hospitals and the care sector. This gives Alan a deeper understanding of what people naturally do with their bodies at work and how it may contribute to their symptoms.
He has completed post graduate training in western medical acupuncture, visceral osteopathy, kinesiology/sports taping and Clinical Pilates (matwork level 3).
Alan applies a treatment plan to provide relief from your immediate pain and symptoms and uses Clinical Pilates exercises to rehabilitate your body to improve your health and prevent your pain returning.
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