Acupuncture / Dry Needling
Acupuncture is a collection of procedures which involves the stimulation of points on the body using a variety of techniques, such as penetrating the skin with needles that are then manipulated manually or by electrical stimulation. It is one of the key components of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), and is among the oldest healing practices in the world
Acupuncture has been shown to have excellent results in assisting the treatment of:
- Chronic pain
- Knee osteoarthritis
- Headaches and Migraines
- Neck pain and tension headaches
- Low Back pain
- Joint pain
Acupuncture and dry needling techniques are similar, Dry needling is the use of needles for therapy of muscle pain, sometimes also known as intramuscular stimulation. Dry needling is an effective treatment for muscular pain and restrictions by targeting the trigger points within the problematic muscle groups. Trigger points are tight bands of muscle or “muscle knots” which create pain or referred pain within the problematic area. Dry needling aims to stimulate and release the trigger points to reduce pain and enhance function within the problematic muscles.
At Rob Leather Physiotherapy we use Acupuncture or dry needling as an adjunct to physiotherapy treatment and rehabilitations programmes to enhance the management options for the Therapist managing your case.
All Therapists at Rob Leather Physiotherapy are fully trained and registered acupuncture and or dry needling practitioners