Dry Needling and Acupuncture

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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.

Dry Needling and Acupuncture can help with:

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    review rating 5  Great team of physios that have a genuine care for your well being. I've been going along to this physio for years for various sports injuries. They always provide me with excellent treatment and instruction to help me on my road to recovery. They play an active role in the local community. Fiona has even come to our soccer trainings to run sessions. Highly recommended!

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