MCSP MAACP, Chartered Neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapist
Expert, advanced and personalised treatment for musculoskeletal pain and conditions
Bsc (hons) Physiotherapy
Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (MCSP)
Member of the Acupuncture Association for Chartered Physiotherapists (MAACP)
Steph trained as a Physiotherapist in 2008 at Northumbria University, Newcastle and has worked in private practice ever since, working in occupational health, medico-legal clinics and musculoskeletal outpatient settings. She specialises in treating a wide variety of neuromusculoskeletal pathologies ranging from sporting injuries to postural neck and spinal issues, chronic and acute pain conditions, post-operative management, whiplash and headaches.
Through 7 years’ clinical experience, Steph has developed a vast array of clinical skills and believes strongly in the importance of the application of hands on manual therapy combined with specific evidence based exercise rehabilitation programs, in order to facilitate and achieve patient specific goals. She is also acupuncture trained and registered with the Acupuncture Associations of Chartered Physiotherapists (AACP)
- Advanced Manual Therapy
- Joint Mobilisation and Manipulation
- Sports Massage
- Dry Needling
- Exercise Rehabilitation
- Injury Prevention and Taping
What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is the practise of an ancient Chinese Medicine which involves strategically placing fine needles into points in channels in the body, known as Meridians, for medicinal, therapeutic and preventative purposes. Traditional Chinese Medicine beliefs are of ‘Qi’ flowing freely through the body in such Meridians, whereby a disturbance of this results in illness.
The Western Medicine approach to Acupuncture is that by stimulating sensory nerves in the skin and muscles, we can facilitate the body in balancing hormones and producing natural pain relieving properties and chemicals. Although Western Medical Acupuncture still adheres to using the Chinese Medicine Meridians and points, there is becoming an increasing evidence base behind the neurophysiology as to why such points can be beneficial in treating medical complaints. In either approach, a course of Acupuncture, as opposed to stand alone treatments are shown to have longer lasting effects.