Acupuncture and Dry Needling

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is the insertion of small needles through the skin.  The needles activate a healing response from the body’s nervous system and trigger a release of chemicals that help reduce pain and inflammation.  Acupuncture is not only used to reduce pain and inflammation, but also to stimulate blood flow, promote healing, and reduce muscle tension.  During an acupuncture session, the client is assisted into a comfortable, resting position and the needles are left in place for a set period of time.

Our Physical Therapists have received acupuncture certification through the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada.  They use acupuncture in conjunction with other physical therapy treatment techniques, including manual therapy, taping, and exercise prescription.  

Acupuncture can be used to treat a variety of conditions, including 

  • Arthritis
  • Headaches and Migraines
  • Neck Tension
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Low Back Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Ligament Sprains
  • Regional Pain Syndrome

 

Dry Needling

Dry Needling is the insertion of a small needle into a muscle in order to release shortened bands of muscle tissue and to decrease trigger point activity.  Trigger points are knots or tension spots in the muscle.  They are tender to touch and often refer pain to nearby areas of the body.  Trigger points may develop in response to trauma, strain, overuse, or muscle weakness.  Dry needling helps reduce muscle tension and pain generated from trigger points; it also makes the muscle tissue more responsive to other types of treatments such as massage and exercise.  

Our Physical Therapists have received Functional Dry Needling training through KinetaCore, and they use dry needling in conjunction with other treatment techniques. 

Dry needling can be used to treat a range of conditions, including:

  • Muscle Tension
  • Whiplash Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Sports Injuries
  • Workplace Injuries

 

Questions? Give Us a Call

 Are you looking for acupuncture treatment near me  or dry needling near me?  We are available to answer any questions you have.  

We rank amongst the best physiotherapy clinics in Okotoks because we have vast experience treating a variety of conditions and offer a range of treatment options, including acupuncture and dry needling.  Our therapists take an eclectic approach to treatment because they understand that many therapeutic options complement one another and enhance the therapeutic value.   

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