Gavin Erickson

Gavin Erickson

Having bagged an armful of Olympic medals in the pool, Rebecca Adlington knows all about hard work and injuries. So she must have thought she knew what she was taking on when she signed up for Channel 4 celebrity winter sports show The Jump. Still, Rebecca got a nasty surprise when, while practising a ski jump at over 30mph, she lost control and dislocated her shoulder.

On Good Morning Britain, Rebecca talks about dislocating her shoulder while practising for the show, and having acupuncture to help in the aftermath.

She wasn't the only star to be injured during this series alone, with the majority of the celebrities taking part having sustaining some sort of injury.

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Looking for an alternative to painkillers? Rebecca Adlington shares why you should be more aware of this traditional therapy

Needles aren’t items that conjure the image of deep relaxation and healing the soul. They provoke more of a hospital-and-antiseptic vibe for me, which is probably why I’ve always opted to remedy back pain and practiced self-care with massage. That, however, may well change. I was given the opportunity to try my first ever acupuncture session in aid of Acupuncture Week 2016, and as my lovely acupuncturist Emma Perris told me, acupuncture is really rather addictive.

You’ve probably heard of this alternative medicine, but how much do you know about it? Find out how acupuncture could help - and heal - you.

Physiotherapists. Osteopaths. Chiropractors. Anyone who has had a sports injury will probably have seen one of these experts. But how many of us would consider having needles stuck into our sides, even by an expert?

Thursday, 10 March 2016 09:39

Acupuncture Awareness Week

Olympic swimmer Rebecca Adlington reveals how she's overcoming the pain from her dramatic crash on The Jump.

Thursday, 03 March 2016 10:03

Acupuncture freed me up

Rebecca Newbold has electro acupuncture for an old car accident induced back injury.

The Olympic swimming legend suffered a dislocated shoulder during Channel 4's winter sports show but is returning for Sunday's final following surgery and acupuncture