Physiotherapy and Acupuncture

Both Laura and Evonne practice Physiotherapy and Acupuncture. Please read on below for more details.

Physiotherapy & Acupuncture with Laura McGeary

Musculoskeletal and neurological physiotherapy service. We treat a wide range of problems, from every day aches and pains, sport specific injuries,  back and neck pain, headaches, neurological injuries including strokes and spinal injuries, and our paediatric service working with children of all ages. We also offer an occupational health service, including workplace assessment and return to work programmes.

Acupuncture service using western evidence-based practice, with traditional chinese methods. Acupuncture can be used on it’s own, or combined with other physiotherapy treatments. This can help reduce pain and inflammation by releasing healing and pain relieving chemicals around the body. There are also many other uses for acupuncture, including muscle relaxation, stress management, and energy and mood balance.

Appointments are available with Laura at The Space on Tuesday mornings and Wednesday mornings.

Contact Laura: 07812 758 596 / info@lauramcgeary-physio.co.uk

www.lauramcgeary-physio.co.uk

 

Physiotherapy & Acupuncture with Evonne Prince

Physiotherapy
Evonne Prince (formally Jefford) has been practising as a physiotherapist for
over twenty years having qualified at The Royal London Hospital. During that
time, she has travelled and worked in both New Zealand and Australia before
completing her masters in manual therapy in Perth, WA. As part of her post
graduate training Evonne has developed a high level of diagnostic and clinical
reasoning skills which enables her to confidently assess and diagnose most
conditions that she is presented with in clinic. She will then discuss her
findings with patients, giving a clear and reasoned approach that may form the
basis of the most appropriate management plan. Evonne will also discuss a
likely prognosis and provide details of timescale and cost involved in order to
regain your full functional ability once more. Whether its back pain, knee pain,
shoulder, neck or migraine, Evonne will be able to assist you back to good
health again.

Acupuncture
Evonne has been practising acupuncture for over fourteen years now and finds
it an excellent adjunct to her manual physiotherapy skills. She mostly uses
needling as a secondary method to releasing soft tissue (dry needling) by
inserting needles into trigger points that she has previously worked on. When
muscles and/or myofascial (connective tissue) is tight and restricted it causes
pain, acupuncture can stimulate the bodies own pain relieving chemicals
(endorphins) to the area and assist in the healing of structure as well as
encouraging a “letting go” affect which can also relieve the pain. It should be
noted that not all patients are suitable candidates for acupuncture and some
conditions may be contraindicated.

Rehabilitation
Once a patient has been advised of the cause of their symptoms and treated as
necessary then rehabilitation in the form of exercises will be introduced.
Evonne believes that in order for someone to reach their full functional
recovery then rehabilitation must be an integral part of this process. This may
be in the form of performing specific movements or carrying out gentle stretches and/or

muscle retraining. Evonne has spent many years observing
posture and movement patterns and can identify when faults occur and
imbalance results. She will design a bespoke plan which will aim to correct,
realign and rebalance in order that your symptoms do not reoccur and that
your previous level of daily function may be achieved. Many of the
programmes that she designs incorporate elements of yoga postures and
stretches, bringing focus to the breath and to the specific alignment of joints
and movement so that you can become a better observer of yourself, and
improve the quality of your movement. She finds that this adds a much deeper
level of specificity to the exercise or activity that brings overall far better
results.

Contact Evonne on 07500 904148