Acupuncture can help reduce pain, inflammation, muscle tension, and facilitates proper nervous system function. Many acupuncture points are located on or near peripheral nerves, spinal nerves, muscle motor points, and musculotendinous junctions. Stimulating acupuncture points with a needle can help restore proper muscle tone and function, and it regulates the activity of the nerve that supplies that muscle. Your Physiotherapist can assess whether acupuncture could benefit your recovery. All of our Physiotherapists have advanced training and certification in order to offer Anatomical Acupuncture.
There is no additional charge for receiving acupuncture during your physiotherapy visit. You are able to continue moderate exercise after receiving acupuncture. Small amounts of bruising and soreness are normal after treatment. Acupuncture is not recommended for pregnant women. If you are immunocompromised, or taking blood thinner medication, you might be at higher risk for adverse effects. Your Physiotherapist will discuss what the best treatment options may be for you.