Physiotherapy and Acupuncture
Improving your health, wellbeing and quality of life
Physiotherapy works with people to identify and maximise their ability to move and function with comfort and ease. Acupuncture for musculo-skeletal conditions works especially well in conjunction with physiotherapy.
“I combine my diagnostic and practical knowledge with my professional and interactive skills every day, and recognise that psychological, social and environmental factors can have an impact on movement and function too. My goal is always to focus on the individual and offer an ethical, effective treatment. If I identify that onward referral, e.g. to an orthopaedic consultant, is appropriate I can help you to arrange this.”
Sarah has over 30 years experience having trained at Bath School of Physiotherapy she initially worked in London before moving back to the south west where she has worked with physiotherapists in Bristol and Bath in the NHS whilst establishing her own practice.
Sarah has worked with the spinal surgeons at North Bristol NHS Trust for ten years. This not only means she’s absolutely up to date with the latest innovations regarding the treatment of back and neck pain, but also that she has excellent links with specialist orthopaedic services.
Fully committed to continuing professional development, she is a chartered physiotherapist, and a member of Physio First (set up in 1952 to promote the highest standards in clinical practice); the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (AACP) and the Musculoskeletal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (MACP).
Specific skills include:
• Diagnosis of your condition
• Hands on joint manipulation and mobilisation techniques
• Trigger point release
• Therapeutic exercise, e.g. core stability, strengthening and flexibility
• Acupuncture for pain relief
• Soft tissue work
• Electrotherapy, e.g. ultrasound
• Postural realignment
• Workplace assessment and advice
• Biomechanical foot assessment and gait analysis
If you have a musculo-skeletal condition which you would like to resolve effectively, Sarah would be delighted to hear from you! For endorsements of her skills and experience, click here.
Exercise in warm water is often a useful rehabilitation tool post operatively and for some chronic conditions. Healthy Hydrotherapy at Southmead Hospital offers this facility with specialist trained physiotherapists.
Sarah Holmes Health – Improving your health, wellbeing and quality of life.