ACUPUNCTURE & DRY NEEDLING
Acupuncture is an effective tool for relieving pain and increasing muscular performance. Our Physiotherapist have certification in both dry needling and Western Acupuncture which they incorporate into patient treatment on a daily basis. Acupuncture has been extensively researched and is proven to reduce pain associated with a vast range of injuries.
Western Acupuncture involves inserting small pain free acupuncture needles into meridian lines. The acupuncture needle influences the way pain is transferred to brain and leads to a reduction in pain at the injury site. Western acupuncture needles remain inserted for 5-20 minutes during your treatment session.
Dry needling involves inserting an acupuncture needle into an active trigger point which will cause a light spasm response and relaxation of the trigger point. During dry needling acupuncture needles are inserted for seconds prior to being safely removed. Dry needling is effective for reducing aches and pain associated with myofascial trigger points and increasing muscular performance of the muscle at which they are inserted into.
Acupuncture and dry needling are two of many tools that your Physiotherapist will use to rehabilitate you from injury. Ask your Physiotherapist whether Acupuncture or dry needling will be effective for you.