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ACUPUNCTURE TREATMENT

Acupuncture TreatmentA key component of traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture is used to treat acute and chronic pain and help injuries heal. Embraced by many holistic and alternative medicine practices, it involves the manual stimulation of specific acupuncture points throughout the body using thin needles. Used to treat a variety of conditions, it is an important aspect of many physiotherapy practices.

This safe, effective treatment is typically performed over the course of several sessions at a rate of twice per week for anywhere between 6 and 12 weeks, although some patients find best success with ongoing treatments. During the treatment, patients are asked to lie still while the acupuncturist sterilizes the skin and inserts 4-12 needles, depending on the condition and area being treated. These needles are single use to prevent contamination and are typically made of stainless steel.

A variety of lengths and widths are available for use in different treatment areas with the shorter ones used near the face and longer ones used for fleshier areas. The needles are left in place for approximately 20 minutes and may be gently manipulated by the practitioner who will spin, flick, and move the needles in and out of the skin.

While it is not known for sure exactly how acupuncture works to relieve pain, many experts believe that it causes a release of endorphins in the body. This stimulates the nerves, muscles, and connective tissues and increases blood flow, boosting the body’s natural painkillers.

Through acupuncture we can:

  • Relieve chronic pain
  • Treat lower back pain
  • Relieve stress and muscle spasm
  • Relieve and reduce migraines and headaches
  • Reduce the symptoms of osteoarthritis and fibromyalgia
  • Treat chronic knee pain and other extremity conditions
  • Relieve menstrual cramps
  • Reduce chemotherapy induced and postoperative nausea and vomiting

Acupuncture can be used safely to treat patients of all ages, although some medical conditions may not be a good match for this procedure. If you suffer from blood disorders or mental health issues, you should discuss acupuncture with your physician to see if it is right for you.

Our wide range of pain management and rehabilitation techniques extend beyond the usual scope of physiotherapy clinics, allowing our staff of expert health professionals to create the perfect treatment program for your needs.

Our specialties include:

  • Physiotherapy – Improve muscle mobility, range of motion, and aid rehabilitation
  • Acupuncture – Alleviate and reduce pain symptoms
  • Compression socks – Apply graduated pressure to the lower extremities to treat and reduce the symptoms of venous disorders
  • Foot orthotics – Provides customized support for your feet
  • Shockwave therapy – Treats injuries and disorders in regions where major connective tissues attach to bone

Leaders in the field of acupuncture in Ontario, we have been trusted to treat and heal individuals and families since 1996 because:

  • We are committed to maintaining our strong reputation for successful treatment and positive healing experiences for patients of any age
  • Providing a range of pain management techniques, our expert staff will do everything they can to ensure your comfort during your rehabilitation period
  • All of our staff members are fully accredited and regulated health professionals
  • Each and every program we create for our patients complies fully with provincial health and safety regulations
  • As one of the few facilities in Ontario to offer Acuscope Pain Management System, Spinal Decompression, and Shockwave Therapy, we provide a range of services you won’t find anywhere else
  • No matter how or where you acquired your injury, whether at home, work, or on the sports field, we can create a specialized treatment program to address your needs

Dynamic Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic Inc. also offers the following products:

  • Braces – Used to alleviate joints that are immobile or hypermobile, braces are available for all major joints including the knees, ankle, wrists, and back
  • Supports – Designed to improve your posture, supports help to stabilize the back and spine
  • Pillows – Orthopedic pillows are designed to reduce snoring and help improve your posture while you sleep
  • TENS Machines – Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation devices are easy-to-use, portable, battery operated pain management appliances
  • Exercise Balls – Used as part of your workout, exercise balls help to strengthen your core muscles

For more information on how acupuncture can alleviate chronic and injury-related pain symptoms, talk to the experts at Dynamic Physiotherapy today!


FAQ

How often should I come in for therapy?

Each patient is evaluated on a case by case basis. Depending on the type of injury and what stage of healing a recommendation will be made to you by the treating practitioner.

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