Western Acupuncture / Dry Needling
We use western acupuncture and dry needling techniques to enhance the effectiveness of treatments used at Bangalow Physiotherapy.
We use Western acupuncture and dry needling techniques to enhance the effectiveness of treatments used at Bangalow Physiotherapy.
Acupuncture and dry needling have been shown in published clinical trials to be effective at treating a number of musculoskeletal conditions including lower back pain, neck pain, headaches, migraines, pelvic girdle pain, shoulder dysfunction, knee pain (particularly involving osteoarthritis), tennis elbow pain, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain and dysfunction, chronic pain and depression.
Physiotherapists are particularly suited to perform acupuncture and dry needling as part of their treatment repertoire due to their extensive training in anatomy, pathology, neurophysiology, and movement analysis. Our physiotherapists have undertaken numerous APA approved courses throughout there careers and information on their credentials are outlines in the staff profile.
Dry Needling involves needling to tissues in order to improve or restore function. This may include needling of myofascial trigger points and periosteum. Dry needling uses solid acupuncture needles for therapy of musculoskeletal conditions. Dry needling contrasts with the use of a hollow hypodermic needle which are used to inject substances such as saline solution, botox or corticosteroids to the same point. The use of a solid acupuncture type needle have been found to be as effective as the injection of substances into muscles and connective tissue to relieve pain.