Covid 19 - practice currently closed
Like most other self-employed physical therapists, my practice is currently closed. The government's advice, and that of my two professional bodies, is that face-to-face hands on work is unsafe - for you and me. I hope you and your families and friends are safe and well. I look forward to seeing you when normal life resumes - whenever that is!
30 years experience and a unique holistic approach - you're in good hands!
Andrew Scott FwSS, MCSP
Registered Shiatsu Practitioner & Chartered Physiotherapist
I am a physiotherapist with a unique holistic approach combining physiotherapy, shiatsu massage and acupuncture.
For nearly 30 years I have practiced shiatsu, a deeply relaxing 'mind and body therapy' that uses pressure points and is done through clothing. Shiatsu is based on the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine in which our mental, emotional and physical functioning is viewed as expressions of our vital energy. There is no separation - our feelings affect our physical wellbeing and vice versa.
My style of shiatsu is quite dynamic; as well as pressure - which may be light or deep - I also use stretches, movements and joint mobilisations to stimulate circulation, release tense muscles, relax the nervous system and improve joint flexibility.
This experience as a physical therapist led me to want to the further my training and ten years ago I qualified as a physiotherapist. I have a particular interest and expertise in the common aches and pains of everyday life such as postural problems including neck, back and shoulder pain that arise from work, computer use and driving.
Much of my clinical experience has been with clients with chronic pain related conditions such as arthritis and other chronic conditions such as fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. This experience led me to do further training in acupuncture. These chronic conditions are by their very nature difficult - for clients and their families - and often it is a question of management rather than cure. Clients say that I am a good listener.
As an ordained Zen Buddhist monk and trainee Zen teacher I also bring to my practice 20 years of experience in meditation, and teaching meditation. This meditation based approach is not only useful for stress management, it also enables you to gain a different perspective and see things differently. This can be particularly useful for managing chronic health conditions. On the Shiatsu page is a link to an article in The Times in which a client recounts his experience of this change of perspective - and the health benefits that followed.
My aim is to provide you with hands-on treatment to give immediate relief from symptoms and relaxation and rehabilitation exercises and advice to prevent recurrence of problems, improve your sense of wellbeing, and provide you with lasting benefits. This combined approach is effective for:
Treatment by physiotherapy and acupuncture is now covered by many medical insurance plans including Medicash, Simply Health and Health Shield.
The feedback from clients suggests that this approach works:
“I have visited Andrew for treatment on a chronic back problem and cannot say enough about his communication, style of treatment, and welcoming manner. I immediately felt at ease and able to discuss my needs in an open and collaborative way, all of which contributed significantly to the efficacy of the treatment. The whole process has been professional yet relaxed, informative and inspiring.” Christopher Lambert
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Convenience and choice at my Hope Street clinic
My clinic at The Therapy Room at 26 Hope Street, Liverpool, L1 9BX (map) near the Everyman Theatre in Liverpool City Centre is in a popular and easy to find location near the city centre. There is on-street parking in Hope Street and nearby, and at the Metropolitan Cathedral and Mount Pleasant car parks. The clinic is also near bus routes and is 15 minutes walk from Lime Street and Central stations.
I offer the option of 30 minute physiotherapy and acupuncture follow up treatments. This may be all you need if you are short of time, or only need a specific injury or problem treating, such as a back treatment for example. The initial assessment and treatment needs to be an hour but after this a 30 minute follow up may be enough. It's your choice.
Please note that I will be closing my Gateacre clinic at the end of March 2020.