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Acupuncture & Dry Needling

Acupuncture for pain relief and well-being

Our Acupuncture & Dry Needling Treatments

Research has shown that acupuncture can be an effective treatment for various types of pain, including chronic low back pain, osteoarthritis pain, and headaches. It may also be helpful for reducing pain associated with conditions such as fibromyalgia and migraine.

Overall, acupuncture can be a safe and effective option for pain relief, particularly when used in conjunction with other forms of medical treatment.

Some or our physiotherapists are trained in acupuncture and may use this technique to stimulate specific points on the body to relieve pain and reduce tension.

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Our Acupuncture & Dry Needling Treatments

Dry Needling

Dry needling is a treatment modality whereby a thin acupuncture needle is inserted into a myofascial trigger point. Dry needling physiotherapy to myofacial trigger points uses anatomy and physiology to select the exact point to needle.


The Western approach of acupuncture tries to adhere to more scientific justifications for it's use, with Anatomomical & medical models of clinical reasoning. Using the pain gate theory that needling can stimulate the body's natural pain relieving opiates. 

Traditional Chinese

Acupuncture is a more of a philosophy based traditional Chinese medicine technique, that involves inserting fine needles into specific points on the body to alleviate pain and other symptoms. Acupuncture is believed to work by stimulating the body’s natural healing mechanisms and promoting the flow of Qi, or energy, throughout the body.

Benefits of Acupuncture & Dry Needling

Reduced Muscle Tension

Improved Mobility

Reduced Pain

Problems it can help with

Areas commonly treated with needling in physiotherapy include the management of:

acute and chronic low back pain

chronic neck pain

tension type and migraine headaches

pelvic girdle pain

knee osteoarthritis

lateral elbow pain

shoulder conditions

Read What Our Patients Say...

Anna Godfrey


I highly recommend Donna at Blue Sky. I have found her to be kind, understanding and compassionate. She saw me at short notice for my first appointment with her and she has helped me immensely. Donna is very dedicated to her clients and in helping them recover. Thank you.

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