What is acupuncture?

Acupuncture involves stimulation of specific locations near the surface of the skin, called acupuncture points. These points have been found to influence the function of certain body organs and tissues. 

The World Health Organisation supports the use of acupuncture in the treatment of:   

  • Musculoskeletal conditions   
  • Neurological Disorders   
  • Respiratory Conditions   
  • Digestive Disorders   
  • Emotional Conditions   
  • Immune Disorders   
  • Addiction Support   
  • Skin Conditions   
  • Women's Health and Pregnancy Related Conditions

Laurie and Jayde are our two physiotherapists who are also trained in acupuncture.  Laurie is based in our Bishopdale clinic and Jayde works between our Bishopdale and Wigram clinics. They both hold post-graduate qualifications in acupuncture and uses acupuncture as part of their physiotherapy treatment for general and sports-specific patients. 

Tracey Shewan, is an experienced traditional Chinese acupuncturist based in our Bishopdale clinic and is a member of the NZRA.  She has extensive experience treating people with a broad range of health issues. 

What is massage therapy?

Massage therapy uses a variety of techniques to manipulate your joints and soft tissue to improve your body’s overall health. Massage increases the body’s supply of oxygen and nutrients to your muscles, which help release waste from the muscle tissue.

All our therapists are trained in massage therapy as part of their physiotherapy training.

What is dry needling?

Dry needling involves the insertion of a thin needle to stimulate the healing process of soft tissues resulting in pain relief. The objectives and philosophy behind the use of dry needling are based on neuroanatomy and study of the musculoskeletal and nervous systems. 

Sam, Sharon and Zoe, based in our Bishopdale clinic, and Grace and Naomi based in our City clinic are all trained in dry-needling.