The Watford Injury Clinic | Blog

From acupuncture to sports therapy, the osteopaths at the Watford Injury Clinic assist patients to improve their mobility and to help them overcome pain. Our blog takes an occasional walk into the world of osteopathy and give prospective clients an insight into the treatments and the sports therapy we provide across the entire Hertfordshire area.


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The osteopaths at the Watford Injury Clinic welcome patients from our home town, from St Albans and from across Hertfordshire. Call 01923 442596 to arrange a consultation.

Acupuncture vs Dry needing (Medical Acupuncture)


Acupuncture involves needles being inserted at certain points, mostly found along the meridian lines. These meridian lines represent organs of the body. The treatment philosophy is based on the concept of balance and maintaining free flow of electricity within the body.

Acupuncture is generally used for internal treatments of the body such as: stress, insomnia, digestive issues and ongoing pain.


Dry needling (Medical Acupuncture) is used for trigger points that develop in the muscles. These points lead to neuromuscular dysfunction, resulting in pain, discomfort and decreased function on the structures. When applying the needles into the muscle they elicit a twitch response to release the trigger point abs restore normal function.


For more info go to our medical acupuncture page.

Sports injuries/Tennis Injuries


Most injuries in tennis are overuse injuries due to the high number of tournaments and the amount of training the players put themselves through.


Inadequate physical and technical training may cause a number of overuse injuries, however this can be prevented with some changes to technique and training routines whether playing at amateur or professional level.


Common injuries in tennis include:


  • Muscle strains
  • Ligament sprains
  • Leg injuries; hamstrings pulled/tears
  • Achilles tendinitis/rupture
  • Ankle/wrist sprains
  • Rotator cuff tendinitis/tears
  • Lower back


For more information about sport injuries and treatment please see our Treatments page.


Watford, Hertfordshire, WD25 0DY


Telephone: 01923 442596

Mobile: 07833 685822


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