Many of you come to us requesting Acupuncture as part of your treatment.

There is lots of evidence to support it being useful to help with pain and relaxing muscles. Dry needling techniques can be used to relax overactive muscle areas called trigger points, which can often be sore and prevent us moving properly. Once these muscles have let go, you can start learning to use the right ones, moving and feeling better. Acupuncture also strongly influences various nerve endings in your body and can change how your brain senses your sore bits. Clever brain! This can lead to you feeling much less pain or none at all. The science behind it all  is very clever! 

Before using Acupuncture or dry needling as part of your treatment approach your Physio will assess you fully and  talk to you about it, answering any questions you may have. Your Physio may feel it may benefit you as part of your treatment but it isn’t for everyone so don’t worry if you don’t fancy it, there are many other options!

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We don’t practice Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Acupuncture at QuayPhysio. We can however, recommend an excellent local practitioner if that is what you are after.

The team at Quay Physio have slowly but surely changed my life. My back, shoulder and hip ached, I was woken up in the night with cramp in my legs and my gait was lopsided. I am in my sixties and so there were years of incorrect posture to correct. Then to add to my lopsided, aching frame I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis! I was used to walking several miles a day and was reduced to very short walks before my feet became too uncomfortable and painful. I had regular treatment with Physio and acupuncture which have gradually eased the pain. It is an ongoing process but with specific exercises and top up sessions the relief from discomfort has been fantastic. I am back to walking  as normal, my posture is greatly improved and I am enjoying my Pilates classes again. I cannot recommend Quay Physio highly enough, not only are they all extremely accomplished, they are also very lovely people. Thank you everyone!

Liz, Devon