Acupuncture & Dry Needling

At Achieve Health, we are dedicated to providing comprehensive and personalized care to our patients. As part of our commitment to your well-being, we offer acupuncture and dry needling as effective treatment options within our physiotherapy practice.

How It Can Help

These techniques can help alleviate pain, promote healing, and optimize your physical recovery. Let’s explore how acupuncture and dry needling can benefit you on your path to wellness.

Dry Needling: Targeting Musculoskeletal Trigger Points

Dry needling is a technique that involves the insertion of thin needles into myofascial trigger points, which are areas of tight knots in the muscles. Unlike traditional acupuncture, dry needling focuses specifically on these trigger points to release muscle tension, improve range of motion, and reduce pain.

The benefits of dry needling include:

1. Pain Reduction and Muscle Relaxation

Dry needling directly targets the trigger points, releasing tension and reducing pain. It can effectively alleviate muscle spasms, tightness, and muscular pain associated with conditions such as muscle strains, myofascial pain syndrome, and tension headaches.

2. Improved Range of Motion and Function

By releasing muscular knots and tension, dry needling can improve joint mobility, flexibility, and overall functional movement. It can enhance the effectiveness of other physiotherapy treatments and exercise programs, allowing you to regain optimal movement and function.


3. Complementary Treatment Option

Dry needling can be used alongside other physiotherapy interventions as part of a comprehensive treatment plan. It can enhance the effectiveness of manual therapy, exercise, and rehabilitation programs, optimizing your overall recovery.

4. Trigger Point Identification

During the dry needling process, physiotherapists can identify specific trigger points in your muscles that may contribute to your pain or dysfunction. This information can guide the development of a targeted treatment plan to address these trigger points and the underlying causes of your condition.


Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese therapeutic technique that involves the insertion of thin needles into specific points of the body. Acupuncture stimulates certain points to promote natural healing, alleviate pain, and improve overall well-being.

The benefits of acupuncture include:

1. Pain Relief

Acupuncture is well-known for its ability to provide pain relief. By stimulating specific acupuncture points, it can help reduce pain intensity and improve pain management in various conditions such as musculoskeletal injuries, chronic pain, migraines, and fibromyalgia.

2. Stress Reduction

Acupuncture has a calming effect on the nervous system, promoting relaxation and reducing stress levels. It can help regulate stress hormones, improve sleep quality, and enhance overall emotional well-being.

3. Healing & Recovery

Acupuncture promotes blood circulation and the release of endorphins, the body’s natural painkillers. This can accelerate the healing process and facilitate tissue repair, making it an effective treatment option for sports injuries, post-surgical recovery, and other conditions requiring tissue healing.

4. Holistic Approach

Acupuncture takes a holistic approach to health by considering the interconnectedness of the body, mind, and emotions. It aims to address the underlying imbalances that contribute to symptoms, promoting overall balance, and supporting the body’s self-healing mechanisms.


What to expect

At Achieve Health, our skilled and experienced physiotherapists specialize in providing acupuncture and dry needling treatments. When you choose our services, you can expect:

Experience the Benefits of Acupuncture and Dry Needling

Acupuncture and dry needling can be powerful tools in your journey towards optimal health and well-being. 

At Achieve Health our compassionate team is ready to guide you through a personalized acupuncture or dry needling treatment plan designed to meet your unique needs. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and experience the benefits of these effective treatment options.