At Body Active Physiotherapy, our therapists are trained in dry needling technique. Dry needling is similar to acupuncture in that they use the same type of needle and follow many of the similar points, but the theory and clinical reasoning behind the needle placement is different.
Acupuncture is a complementary medical practice rooted in traditional Chinese medicine that entails stimulating certain points on the body with a needle for the purpose of altering the flow of Qi (or energy) along traditional Chinese meridians to alleviate pain or to help treat various health conditions.
Our physios use dry needling to treat muscle tissue with the goals of improving your pain, reducing trigger points, and restoring function. Dry needling can often be incorporated into your treatment program along with other traditional physical therapy interventions which can further optimize your recovery.
For more information or if you would like to see if dry needling is right for you, please don’t hesitate to contact our team at Body Active Physiotherapy!