Many APA members offer acupuncture in conjunction with their other treatments. Acupuncture has been recognised for many years as a complementing practice in physiotherapy. Over the last decade its acceptance and use by physiotherapists has increased considerably. This may be due to better understanding of the way acupuncture influences the body. It seems to have a balancing and regulating effect on overall body systems as well as a local therapeutic effect.
Acupuncture is beneficial for both chronic and acute conditions. Some of the conditions that a physiotherapist might treat with acupuncture are: sprains and strains, spinal dysfunction, arthritis, neurological conditions including stroke, some women’s and men’s health issues, headaches and migraine, some chest and cardiac conditions, and spasticity in children.
If you are interested in acupuncture treatments, it is important that you have your condition assessed by a physiotherapist..