Francene below has gained Post graduate qualifications endorsed in Acupuncture.
Acupuncture is different from 'dry needling' in that needle placement is about restoring the flow of qi around the body through understanding the theory of Meridians. Qi is the flow of the Ying and Yang around the body. When this flow is upset or blocked, it can, in theory, cause ongoing medical conditions in the body. Acupuncture aims to restore these flows. Francene practices the theory from a more Western approach than some tradition acupuncturists.
For more information on acupuncture and it's benefits talk to one of our trained physiotherapists.
Dry needling is borne from the ancient practice of acupuncture, but is based on a more modern understanding of how the body works. All our physiotherapists are trained in this technique and a consult with any of our physiotherapists will allow them to make a judgement as to 'Dry Needling's' effectiveness for your current condition.
Dry needling as practiced by physiotherapists involves the insertion of a needle into soft tissues with the aim of decreasing muscle tension and improving musculoskeletal function. This may be beneficial to those who have large areas of muscle tension or who are particularly sensitive to deep tissue massage.