8 Nov 2011

Trigger Happy Physios

It may appear to many people that we Physiotherapists are in the business of causing more pain to relieve pain.  Without getting into the fallacy of the ‘no pain, no gain’ mentality, there are some instances where causing a bit of pain can be of assistance to management.  One, particularly crucial to muscles and muscular […]

19 Jul 2011

Traditional Chinese Medicine Acupuncture vs. Dry Needling: What is the difference?

These days, many physiotherapists and other health practitioners are using dry needling as a form of treatment. So how does this differ from Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) acupuncture, and what can you expect when your physiotherapist wants to use dry needling  as part of your treatment?