Dry Needling & Acupuncture
Our Physiotherapists are qualified to do acupuncture and practice a westernised approach
Dry needling, sometimes referred to as “clinical or Western Acupuncture”, is a method whereby solid acupuncture needles are introduced into the skin and tissues below, with the term “dry needling” created to differentiate it from “injection needling” where something is injected into tissue with a hypodermic syringe.
Dry needling is intended to improve healing and to restore normal tissue function. It is a great way to assist with accelerated pain reduction and restoration of tissue function.
This technique is quite often used at the beginning of treatment in order to break the pain cycle, in conjunction with other treatments.
Dry needling is a safe treatment, the needles that are used are very fine and rarely cause any adverse reaction. There might be a little twitch (muscle contraction) upon insertion of the needles but in general the experience is pain free.
There are many advantages to this technique which our Physiotherapists are more than happy to discuss further with you during your rehabilitation planning.
Acupuncture is based on traditional Chinese medicine techniques.
It is a complementary medicine in which fine needles are inserted into the skin at specific sites on the body.
Acupuncture is most commonly used to assist with pain management.
All physiotherapy sessions are set at a flat rate. You will receive one to one attention throughout your appointment and will always be seen in a professional, clinic environment.