Our Physiotherapists Alex, Heather, 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.
Fiona from Target Physio has been helping me since 2007. and she has helped me overcome large obstacles in my life. From nearly never being able to walk again to now playing every sport under the sun, largely due to Fiona's influence and ongoing support. She helped me regain my confidence to overcome my injuries. I have continued to see her since. I also had another physio called Kit for a few weeks, who helped me recover from a minor head injury. The reception team always have a smile on their face even on mondays. The team at target physio are dedicated in helping people to achieve their best. Would highly recommend.