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Dry Needling and Electro Acupuncture are available for the following conditions
- Acute & Chronic Pain
- Sport specific strains
- Chronic Headaches/Migraines
- Radiculopathy (nerve irritation leading to referred pain down the limbs)
- Muscle stiffness
- Overactive Muscles
- Joint Pain
At Fit Physiotherapy, acupuncture is used concurrently with the latest and most effective physiotherapeutic techniques such as soft tissue mobilization, active and passive range of motion, active release techniques, and exercise.
What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese Medical Technique that focuses on unblocking your body’s chi. Chi is an energy that flows through your body along pathways, called meridians. These meridians are connected to specific organs or body functions. The chi flows freely when a person is healthy, but when there is an obstruction of this chi, a person can experience illness or pain.
How is the acupuncture experience at Fit Physiotherapy?
Our team uses extremely fine disposable needles so that insertion is rarely felt. Acupuncture is always administered in a comfortable, quiet therapy room. Depending on your treatment needs, needles will be inserted and left in place for about 10 to 20 minutes. During this time you are asked to stay relatively still. If electro-acupuncture is used, needles are connected to small clamps which carry a mild electric current.
These needles may vary in length, thickness, and insertion depth. The number of treatments will also vary for each person. Many clients see improvements after just one session, and only a few treatments may be required for some acute conditions. For more chronic conditions, we may recommend 2 to 3 treatments per week over the course of several weeks.