The AACP (Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists) is making a presentation to the Parliamentary Group for Integrated Healthcare at the House of Commons, on 25th April 2012.
Directors from AACP the work of the AACP will be discussing and demonstrating how acupuncture, when combined with physiotherapy, can provide a cost-effective solution for musculoskeletal problems for both the NHS, private practice and Industry.
Musculoskeletal injury is the biggest cause of absenteeism and related cost to UK Industry. Figures show that an estimated 1.2 million people in Britain suffer work related musculoskeletal disorder. 119 million days are lost at work each year due to back pain, and 60% of all work-related illnesses are the result of back, neck or limb problems.
Providing acupuncture as part of a physiotherapy service is widely accepted within both the NHS and private practice. National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) recommends that acupuncture should be available as a cost-effective short-term treatment for persistent non-specific low back pain (source: NICE 2009).
Look forward to the outcome of the meeting!