About Nudge

NUDGE is a community interest company running a number of clinics in the Manchester area. The community based acupuncture practice is at Kath Locke Centre in Hulme, Manchester. Penny runs a private clinic from Sale. To learn more about NUDGE activities follow me on my blog. Use the contact details on other pages to contact me directly to discuss your needs.

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Here are some comments from patients of NUDGE

I just can’t thank you enough Penny – the awful ‘stop-me-in-my-tracks’ pain has completely stopped

thank you for everything u are a lovely person and excellent therapist :))

I’ve had no acute pain at all after three treatments. And this has been happening for 20 years. I feel great

Penny you’re an angel! I’m not coming back because I don’t like the needles, but you are great

Although my [condition] hasn’t improved I feel as though I’m getting real benefit from coming to see you once a week. If I can relax for 20 mins a week it really helps me cope with my anxiety

What makes Penny a special acupuncturist is the way she really listens and takes care of the emotional side of things

After the first treatment I felt so much calmer and I really began to believe that I could cope. I could hardly believe it

your clinic room has a wonderful calming feel to it. I’m not sure what it is, is it the smells or the colours. I don’t know. I just know I like coming in here each week

Penny I’m feeling so much more relaxed! I still have some soreness in my neck but I was expecting that as it was so painful to begin with! Thank you so much and see you Friday

I could raise my arm above my head straight away. It felt so much easier. Thankyou

I suppose I’ve been coming for about three months now and although progress has been very slow, I am definitely feeling and looking better than I have for a long long time. Penny has a special skill in seeing her patients as whole people, with lots going on. I really value that. It helps.

You really do something very special with those needles – I feel so much better all round.

I’ve only had one small headache in four weeks after feeling overwhelmed by them three months ago. 

I’ve still got a long way to go but my stomach issues are better than they’ve been for seven years.

Thanks again for everything, you really have made a huge difference to me and my family.

.. you really do have magic hands! That’s it!

My acupuncture treatment at Nudge over the past few months has had a definite beneficial effect on both my physical and emotional well being. The Nudge experience is one of exceptional professionalism together with personal care. As a patient I feel I am listened to and understood

“I’m finding the session helpful and my acupuncturist and myself we discuss together which treatment I would benefit on that day”

Every session with Penny is a valuable opportunity for me to understand myself on so many levels

Penny has a very joined up approach – every session was a pleasure even if it involves needles!

Really important sliding scale service offered by Nudge, ensuring the benefits of acupuncture are available to all.

i had a serious trAffic accident in uganda in 2013. After the first life saving operation in kampala, i found out that i needed further surgery ( two  more operations as it turned out) to repair my badly fractured pelvis ( my right hip socket had neen shattered) and give me a new hip. due to the severity of the injury…after my hip socket was repaired, i had eight months to wait before i could have my new hip. during this time i used  crutches …on one leg….and spent many months in the house, as i could not get out without help. while i have excellent surgeons and physio support, i really wanted a therapist who could support me on a healing journey which was going be much longer than i had first expected and whose skills would compliment those of the surgeons and physios providing a holistic overview. penny has been and continues to be a wonderful support. not only is she a generous and gifted healer she is an extremely wise and intuitive counsellor with an excellent sense of humour …and one ear definitely tuned to the divine.

… so many many thanks penny..for helping me through very challenging times.

and for helping me get back on my feet … with a shimmy in my step!

You are keeping my headaches at bay and for that I am eternally grateful.

When I don’t come my stomach gets considerably worse. I need to come to keep it at a reasonable level.