We provide contemporary medical acupuncture. Contemporary medical acupuncture uses similar principles as traditional acupuncture but focuses on improving communication between your nerves and muscles through electro-stimulation. Medical acupuncture has been shown to improve blood flow, reduce pain input to affected tissues, relax tense muscles, improve muscle activation, and restore joint function. Medical acupuncture has also been shown to improve pain thresholds in individuals with persistent pain, such as fibromyalgia and myofascial pain.
This is a service that is available to current patients that have demonstrated the ability to maintain their exercise program. This provides an alternative for pain relief that helps build on the effects of your exercise program. Your physiotherapist will let you know if you are a good candidate.
This service can be covered under your health benefits through physiotherapy coverage.