Acupuncture and Dry Needle Therapy
Acupuncture involves applying very thin flexible needles into well mapped points of the body’s musculoskeletal system. It's an ancient practice that stimulates the body's release of neural hormones (serotonin, endorphins) to facilitate relaxation, relieve pain and reduce inflammation. Our physiotherapists are trained and certified in neural anatomical acupuncture by Acupuncture Canada.
Acupuncture is relatively painless, and has virtually no side effects. It can be effective in treating both the musculoskeletal and neurological systems. It works especially well when combined with physical therapies like exercise, heat and hands-on ("manual") therapy.
Dry needle therapy is a technique that uses the same type of sterile disposable needles as acupuncture. Needles are inserted into trigger points and tight tissues that are restricting mobility and causing pain. Dry needle therapy also requires post graduate training.
Can acupuncture or dry needle therapy help you? Call us for a free 15-minute phone consultation to see if this type of physical therapy is appropriate for your symptoms.