Our Physiotherapists Alex, Tom and Fiona are trained in Dry Needling and Acupuncture, extending the Target Physio skillset.
Acupuncture and Dry Needling is a different approach to providing pain relief and assist injury rehabilitation.
When pain or injury is present, the tissues both locally and in adjacent areas can be loaded in an abnormal manner – therefore increasing the tension at these sites.
At Target Physio, we conduct a thorough biomechanical assessment to identify tissues that might be overloaded. Everyone moves differently, and for this reason, will load different tissues at different rates. This mechanism is changed again following pain and injury, as the body is able to compensate to protect these areas.
How Dry Needling Can Help
Dry needling can help down-regulate these overloaded tissues by reducing myofascial tension, targeting pain. In clinic we use our knowledge of the human body to identify these points and insert sterile needles to that area. The stimulation of these tissues causes a local and systemic response. This allows us to treat dysfunctional movement patterns that often cause abnormal loading of tissue.
This technique is coupled with treatment targeted to increasing the contribution of tissues that are underloaded to reduce the stress on overloaded tissues. Therefore, by creating greater utilisation of available tissues, we aim to increase and improve movement capacity.
After suffering serious damage to my right knee due to a motorbike accident in 2008, I've struggled with many movements and forms of exercise. I've also been very particular with who I let work on my knee. I've been seeing Fiona for a few months now and I must say that my knee feels better now than it has in years!! Fiona has helped me regain some (still got a way to go yet) confidence in my own ability not to mention increased functional strength and flexibility. Highly recommend Fiona and the team at Target Physio.
October 10, 2019