What is Acupuncture used for?
Acupuncture is most commonly used to reduce acute and chronic pain. However, it can also manage systemic and longer-term illnesses, including autoimmune conditions. Functionally, acupuncture can successfully enhance outcomes such as return to work and pre/post athletic performance and recovery.
Other conditions that have used acupuncture to enhance physiotherapy treatment include:
Can all Physiotherapists Perform Acupuncture?
Our physiotherapists who practice acupuncture possess advanced post-graduate training in addition to their physiotherapy education. They have received special approval to perform needling within their practice from our regulatory body (Physiotherapy Alberta – College + Association) and adhere to safe practice standards. Our physiotherapists hold a Certificate in Medical Acupuncture (CMA) or have received accreditation from Acupuncture Canada (CAFCI).