Healing the Body
Ian Griffiths,MSc DipAc MBAcC DipSpThera, established his clinic in 1994. Previously called 'Body in Balance' he changed the name to 'The Wirral Clinic' after moving to new larger premises in 2000.
His fascination with the body and how it works dates back to his days as a Professional Footballer, being the typical player who received almost every injury one could imagine.
During those days good physiotherapists were hard to find, during his own rehabilitation he began reading anatomy books to understand what exactly was going on in the body.
After eight years playing football in England he was given the opportunity to go and play in Japan, it was this chance happening that led to his change of direction. From Western medical ideas to a more Traditional Chinese perspective in the treatment and management of injuries.
Any treatment by the Medical practitioner in Japan was performed by acupuncture and massage, Ian found healing rates to be far superior to that of any physiotherapy techniques he had encountered before.
He returned to England after two years in Japan determined to obtain suitable qualifications so that he could extend his career. He embarked on a two year diploma course at the National Rehabilitation Centre studying the treatment and management of injuries. Once qualified, he opened his clinic ” Body in Balance ” which dealt mainly with musculo-skeletal problems. In 1998, after successfully completing a 4 year Masters Degree in Traditional Chinese Acupuncture and Massage, he extended his clinic to incorporate acupuncture as the main part of his protocol.