Acupuncture Colchester, Essex 

Colchester Physiotherapy & Sports Clinic can offer effective acupuncture in Colchester, Essex and the surrounding areas. Acupuncture is a treatment modality that can be used in conjunction with physiotherapy to help reduce pain and create a more optimal environment for healing to take place. Natural pain relieving chemicals can be produced when the body is stimulated with acupuncture physiotherapy. These chemicals include endorphins, melatonin and serotonin. 
Physiological reactions occur locally in soft tissue as well as the brain and spinal cord when a needle is inserted into soft tissue, these reactions can assist in healing and offer pain relief when used together with other physiotherapeutic modalities like manual therapy, exercise and advice. 
Electro-acupuncture is another form of acupuncture which can be used to boost needle stimulation and increase the pain-relieving effects of acupuncture. During Electro-acupuncture an electrical current that is similar to what is used in a TENs machine is transmitted to soft tissue via a circuit between two needles. Use of TENs via acupuncture is particularly beneficial for neuropathic pain (pain which originates from nerve irritation). 

Acupuncture Physiotherapy in Colchester, Essex 

At Colchester Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinic we have physiotherapists that are qualified to deliver both acupuncture physiotherapy and electro-acupuncture to patients who we feel would benefit from this type of intervention. There is good evidence that acupuncture in conjunction with physiotherapy can be particularly helpful in relieving acute and chronic back pain, headaches, osteoarthritic knee pain and elbow pain. 
ā€œWork in the building trade so always hurting myself in some way and Craig always seems to fix me up, also suffered from migraines from a young age, struggled to get help with them till seeing Craig who suggested acupuncture and now Iā€™m am getting acupuncture every 2 weeks and is helping tremendously with my migraines, cannot recommend Craig enough!!!ā€ 
Matthew - 19 Sept 2019 
"Some months ago I had to see Craig with a recurrence of lower back pain, something I have suffered from for over 50 years. It will flair up every now and again usually after I have done something that I know I should not. After several consultations with Craig in which he carried out some massage and acupuncture and gave me several exercises to undertake it allowed the back to return to a non painful condition. Craig suggested I saw Carl to start a programme of muscle strengthening exercises to help reduce the possibility of me causing further damage. I saw Carl 5 times during which he monitored my pain free movements and gave me a variety of exercises to increase strength and flexibility as well as improve my balance. I have now got to a situation where I feel able to continue the exercises knowing that if I need I can go back to Carl. I am happy to recommend to other back pain sufferers that they see Carl to check whether by moving onto a regular exercise programme they can live with less painful episodes." 
Andy - 21 November 2022 


Craig Fowlie 

Senior Physiotherapist with a Masters Degree in  
Sports & Exercise Medicine 

Jane Marr 

Senior Physiotherapist with a Masters Degree in 
Neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapy 

Amy Eade 

Senior Physiotherapist 
Cancer Care Specialist 

Kath Birks 

Sports Massage Therapist 

Carl Green 

Senior Physiotherapist 
Specialist Musculoskeletal 

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