Acupuncture and Dry Needling Group

Many practicing physiotherapists in Australia possess skills in the area of acupuncture and dry needling (DN). These physiotherapists work in diverse fields such as musculoskeletal, sports, neurology, women’s health, respiratory and animal physiotherapy.

Traditional acupuncture and DN techniques can be easily and seamlessly integrated into a physiotherapist’s existing skillset and enhance their clinical effectiveness, as well as broaden the range of conditions that they can treat effectively.

Application of needling techniques places much less strain on the therapist’s body than manual therapies and many patients will request acupuncture and DN as part of their musculoskeletal treatment.

The evidence base for acupuncture or dry needling in various areas of physiotherapy, has increased substantially over the past decade. In particular, research has grown to provide evidence-based support in the treatment of acute and chronic back pain, chronic neck pain, tension type and migraine headaches, pelvic girdle pain, knee osteoarthritis, lateral elbow pain and shoulder conditions.

Acupuncture and dry needling group members work in hospital settings, private practices and in pain management. Members treat within a Western scientific framework, within an Eastern traditional medicine framework, or a combination of the two.

The acupuncture and dry needling group offers a number of comprehensive entry level courses in DN and Acupuncture.

 

Benefits of membership

- Quarterly e-news to keep you up-to-date with the latest news from the group
- Attend professional development activities at the group rate

To join, or for more information, contact the APA on 1300 306 622 or info@physiotherapy.asn.au.