Acupuncture & Dry Needling
ACUPUNCTURE AND DRY NEEDLIING
Many of our physiotherapists have received post-graduate training and certification in acupuncture and dry needling.
Acupuncture involves inserting a thin sterile needle into specific parts called acupuncture points. The needles may be stimulated by movement or by an electrical stimulator. Acupuncture can be used for many conditions but most physiotherapists use acupuncture as part of a complete rehabilitation approach. Studies have shown that acupuncture can help accelerate the healing process, improve pain management and improve function. Acupuncture works by stimulating the nervous system to release natural pain inhibiting chemicals such as endorphins and serotonins.
Dry Needling uses the same thin sterile needle used in the practice of acupuncture to penetrate the skin and stimulate underlying myofascial trigger points, muscular and connective tissues for the management of neuromusculoskeletal pain and movement impairments. Dry needling follows evidence-based guidelines, recommended “point” locations, and dosages for the treatment of specific conditions.
Depending on your condition or specific health needs, our physiotherapists may include acupuncture or dry needling as part of your treatment plan.