Physiotherapists at PhysioNorth have received post-secondary education by the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute.
Acupuncture involves the insertion of very fine needles through the skin and tissues at specific points on the body. Â There is no injection of any substance and the treatment itself causes minimal discomfort. Research shows that acupuncture stimulates the brain to produce natural pain relieving chemicals – endorphins. These assist the body to heal itself and gain pain relief.
PhysioNorth offers acupuncture as part of a physiotherapy treatment program. It can be used in conjunction with other treatment modalities (e.g. manual therapy and exercises) to achieve a beneficial outcome.Â A physiotherapy assessment must beÂ conducted before having acupuncture treatment.