This ancient Chinese treatment can be used on its own, or in combination with another therapy. The use of needles at specific point along the energy pathways (meridians) to correct energy flow has been found to be successful in reducing pain and tension in the body. The modern western medical or ‘neuroanatomical’ acupuncture approach stimulates release of body’s pain relieving endorphins and utilizes therapist’s knowledge of anatomy, neuro-phyisology to assist with appropriate point selection.

At progressive, our physiotherapists have successfully completed acupuncture training from the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute, a well recognized organization that trains already practicing health professionals in the area of acupuncture within their scope of practice. We only employ acupuncture to treat conditions that we would normally already treat using other physiotherapy approaches.