Acupuncture involves the insertion of very fine stainless steel needles into the skin. It has been used in China for over 2,000 years and increasingly in Western medicine since the 1970s. Acupuncture may be used to treat a wide range of common health problems and to reduce pain. For example, NICE guidelines recommend a course of 10 sessions of acupuncture for persistent, non-specific low back pain.
In September 2012, NICE recognised acupuncture's benefits for migraines and tension-type headaches too. Acupuncture can be combined with other physiotherapy treatments such as exercise, manual therapy and relaxation techniques. It can also be used when other more conventional treatments have failed.
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"I just wanted to express my gratitude at the exceptional service I have received at your clinic. The consulting rooms are clean, warm and comfortable. I have had a number of courses of physio both privately and on the NHS. I can honestly say that the treatment i have received at your clinic has not only been far superior to any I have received, but also is the most successful. In such a short space of a few weeks my back and neck are vastly improved."
- Brenda Jones
I treat a wide range of conditions, a summary of which you will find below.
For more in depth detail please choose a condition from the menu on the right hand side.
Non specific mechanical low back/neck pain
Structural or discogenic low back/neck pain
Sciatica and trapped nerve conditions
Muscle/Tendon/Ligament Sprains & Strains
Joint aches, pains and stiffness
Osteoarthritis / Rheumatoid Arthritis and Rheumatoid Conditions
Postural and muscle imbalance anomalies
Posture related and over-use injuries
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Shoulder Impingement and Instability
Shoulder adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder), SLAP lesions
A/C Joint Sprain and arthritis
Post-operative mobilisation and rehabilitation
Post fracture mobilisation and rehabilitation
Whiplash/spondylitis/spondylosis/torticollis/wry neck and other neck problems
Headaches/Tinnitus/Dizziness due to neck problems
Knee conditions – arthritis / cruciate ligament sprains / collateral ligament sprains /anterior knee pain / bursitis / ITB Syndrome
Patellofemoral Syndrome – Patellofemoral OA and alignment issues
Ankle and foot instability and pains / dropped arches / hallux valgus / Plantar fasciitis
Bruises / swellings / inflammation
TMJ / Jaw conditions
Iasis Healthcare Ltd was established in 2004 and was formerly Southport & Formby Physiotherapy Clinic Ltd. David Gibbons is the Director and Practice Principal.
Offering Physiotherapy services from 2 locations
I have been training and working in physiotherapy for 25 years and have an excellent training background from 8 years in the NHS. I am a highly trained physiotherapist at Masters Level, with membership of the elite "MACP" - Musculoskeletal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists. I am also a fully registered acupuncturist, a member of The Health and Care Professions Council and The CSP.
I am committed to lifelong learning and continuing professional development. I use an and evidence based approach to the clinical diagnosis I make for you and the treatment plans I create for you.
I am a versatile chartered neuromusculoskeletal physiotherapist, whose knowledge, experience and interest is focused on innovative practice techniques grounded in Maitland, Cyriax, McKenzie, Butler, Society of Orthopaedic Medicine and Mulligan amongst others. NHS Practice, Private Practice, Postgraduate training, ongoing CPD, lifelong learning and professional affiliations have created in me a multi-disciplined individual with extensive knowledge in sports related injuries, whiplash, occupational health and all musculoskeletal complaints.
The main emphasis and difference with my practice is that treatment consists mostly of manual therapy to help get tight or stiff body parts moving again, which are invariably the cause of the presenting pains. This is something that medication and machines alone can not do.
The cause of the pain is removed and not just the symptoms. For this purpose, my training in manual therapy is very comprehensive, consisting of membership of the MACP, training with dual qualified consultant physiotherapists/osteopaths and excellent manual therapy grounding from Sheffield Hallam University and St Helens & Knowsley NHS Trust. With a private treatment centre, I am an expert clinician who will enable you to get moving better again and live life without pain.
My clinic delivers comprehensive physiotherapy and acupuncture services to insurance clients, commercial intermediaries, occupational health departments in industry, consultants, GP's as well as ALL in the local population. My services are designed to suit any budget - and are for everyone.
I provide an improvement in quality of life for clients, which is corroborated by a growing reputation in the local area. Client needs are always at the forefront of any treatment plans I devise, and are also linked to best practice techniques and well-being.
"Dave is accurate in his diagnosis, and delivers effective treatment in his clinic, in an efficient and friendly manner. He also offers excellent advice on exercises to complete at home, which helps rehabilitate as quickly as possible, and also helps prevent recurrence of injuries"
Martin (surname withheld) Formby
SPECIALIST PHYSIOTHERAPY & ACUPUNCTURE CLINIC
With the advances in technology in recent decades, diagnostic imaging has become a crucial part of managing the patient journey. MRI, CT, X-ray and Ultrasound scan are extremely informative to physiotherapists, doctors and consultants, allowing specialists to fully understand the root cause of person’s pain or symptoms.
It is becoming increasingly common, for physiotherapists to recommend and refer patients to have a scan – normally MRI or ultrasound – either at the start, middle or end of their treatment pathway. Following the scan, a full report is provided to the referring physiotherapist, which is used to create a bespoke treatment plan for the patient.
Iasis Healthcare has direct links with Pall Mall Medical, a leading private healthcare provider in the North West, for all diagnostic imaging. Iasis Healthcare clients are able to receive exclusive pricing, rapid access to scan appointments and a comprehensive report thereafter.
If you are interested in receiving a scan or physiotherapy plan alongside a scan, please do contact Iasis Healthcare for more information.
£350 for 1 area of MRI for iasis patients – saving 22%
Standing in a pleasant stretch of open countryside near Wigan at the very heart of the North West Region, Wrightington Hospital is readily accessible
from the National Motorway Network.
Wrightington Hospital's status as a Centre of Excellence (Orthopaedic Surgery) in the treatment of musculo-skeletal procedures has been supported
by both the NHS and private patients for many years.
The Hospital has a free standing MRI Scanner for Upper and Lower Limb Orthopaedics which enables them to deliver a fast competent diagnosis.
Private patients can feel confident that they will receive a professional service at an affordable cost.
Appointment times are flexible, and the treatments will be carried out by dedicated, fully qualified radiographers.
Clients are not required to be covered by medical insurance as all examinations can also be arranged on a self-pay basis.
For prices as of April 1st 2017/2018 please see below:-
One body part £385
Two body parts £590
Three body parts £788
Iasis Healthcare Ltd is a provider of Specialised Occupational Health Physiotherapy and Health & Wellbeing Initiatives to businesses across the north west of England.
We specialise in back and neck pain prevention and treatment, applied ergonomics, workstation assessments and management of all musculoskeletal injuries. We also promote the Health and Wellbeing of your workforce.
Musculoskeletal injuries and back pain in particular are one of the biggest causes of sickness absence at work. Sick pay, cost of replacement cover and loss of productivity can cost businesses thousands of pounds. Poor management of musculoskeletal injuries and back pain can also result in unnecessary time off work adding to overall costs.
Iasis Healthcare is the current sole provider of occupational health physiotherapy to Sefton Council as well as a member of ACPOHE (Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Occupational Health), a member of "Fitback" and also does other occupational health work for intermediaries (Physiomed, HCML, IPRS), particularly on behalf of the North West Ambulance Service, amongst other public bodies and private industries.
I have strong interpersonal skills and adopt a holistic and bio-psychosocial approach to client assessment and treatment, ensuring that you returns to form in all areas of your life. I treat you as a whole person, not just the condition.
I provide an improvement in quality of life for clients, which is corroborated by a growing reputation in the local area. You and I will work together to establish what your plans and goals are and to establish a bespoke treatment plan that meets your needs. These needs are always linked to best practice techniques and well-being.