Acupuncture (Dry Needling)
Currently 5 physiotherapists working at Physiohealth have completed Australian Physiotherapy Association accredited courses in western acupuncture and dry needling. Acupuncture involves the insertion of fine needles into the skin along meridian lines which represent organs of the body and have their origins in ancient Chinese medicine. The aim of treatment is to stimulate the movement or flow of Chi.
Dry needling introduces needles deeper into fascia and muscle usually using trigger points and occasionally into joints and tendons. The aim is to change muscle tone inducing relaxation and to create neurophysiological reactions in the body stimulating a healing effect. Needling can be used to treat a wide range of acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions and is generally safe with serious side effects rare.