Acupuncture and Dry Needling


Our physiotherapists are qualified in dry needling and have many years of experience in treating people with a range of conditions using dry needling techniques.

What is the difference between dry needling and acupuncture?

  • Dry needling is a form of treatment that is based on Western anatomical and neurophysiological principles to treat a range of conditions.
  • Acupuncture is performed by Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practitioners, following predetermined meridians in the body, needles are inserted to remove “blockages” and imbalances. Redirection and repositioning of energy flow or “chi” is one of the goals of treatment to reduce pain, stress or tension.
  • Unless practitioners are qualified as Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practitioners they cannot call themselves acupuncturists.

Fine needles are inserted into specific areas of the body, which causes neurophysiological responses in the body and stimulates a healing effect.

  • All physiotherapists have 4 years of training, in addition to further training in dry needling. Using extensive clinical reasoning and diagnostic skills as part of dry needling treatment.


For more information, or to book an appointment with a physiotherapist, please call the clinic on 1300 782 724.