Our physiotherapists at Sprint use a variety of techniques derived from traditional acupuncture as part of the therapeutic pathway for many of their patients. Most of our clinicians are trained in western acupuncture, which is a derivative of traditional acupuncture using current knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathology. It comprises the clinicians inserting a series of fine needles in and around areas of pain and discomfort. Most people report feeling a slight sensation of pain or sensation of pressure. These will stimulate the nervous system that will then release chemicals into the muscles, spinal cord and brain that can then stimulate the body’s natural healing abilities for physical and emotional wellbeing.
Dry needling is a similar technique that mostly targets muscular pain and tightness which can ultimately lead to an increase in muscle flexibility.
Acupuncture and dry needling can also be used to assist chronic pain/inflammation, tight muscles or spasm, stiff joints and relaxation, as well as producing many other benefits.