Dry Needling & Medical Acupuncture

At Leaside Sports Medicine, our physiotherapists and chiropractors are skilled in various acupuncture and dry needling techniques to relieve trigger points and guide you toward pain relief. Book your treatment today.

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What is Dry Needling & Medical Acupuncture?

Acupuncture treatments stem from traditional Chinese medicine techniques and involve inserting needles into meridian lines to decrease pain and stimulate sensory nerves.

Dry needling, on the other hand, is a more modern treatment modality. Instead of meridian lines, dry needling is the insertion of acupuncture needles into specific trigger points, or tender spots, within muscles or connective tissue. This targets myofascial trigger points associated with pain or dysfunction.

Both medical acupuncture and dry needling may use electrical currents to stimulate specific points of discomfort.

How We Can Help

Acupuncture and dry needling can be an effective treatment for the following:

Calf strains

Achilles tendonitis



And more

Dry needling at Leaside Sports Medicine

Dry Needling & Acupuncture Applications

Increase Range of Motion

Dry needling and acupuncture can help reduce inflammation, improve circulation, and alleviate pain by targeting specific trigger points and stimulating the body’s natural pain-relieving mechanisms.

Shoulder & Neck Pain

Dry needling is an excellent treatment for relieving trigger points in tight muscles, such as the trapezius, helping you return to your favorite activities faster and feel better.

GAIT and running analysis

Sports Injuries

Whether you’re a runner dealing with calf strains, a swimmer experiencing shoulder discomfort, or a golfer looking to relieve elbow pain, our trained team will work with you to develop a targeted treatment plan that addresses your unique concerns.

Our Dry Needling & Acupuncture Treatment Process

Initial Assessment

Before performing any service or modality, our practitioners thoroughly assess your symptoms, goals, and unique needs. This allows us to determine if acupuncture and dry needling are suitable for you.

Personalized Treatment Plan

The results from your initial assessment guide the creation of your custom treatment plan. If we suspect that dry needling or acupuncture can help you, we will determine the proper needle placement and the duration or frequency of treatment. 

Integrated Care

We often use dry needling alongside shockwave therapy, chiropractic care, or massage treatments. Our physiotherapists, chiropractors, and massage therapists collaborate to ensure you receive the comprehensive care you need.

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