Musculoskeletal

acupuncture treatment for Musculoskeletal pain

Acupuncture Treatment for Musculoskeletal Pain

Do you wonder how putting needles into the body can possibly affect pain or speed recovery from injury? I can go on about macrophage response, dopamine, vasodilation and the like. But explaining how in person is way better. Too many times people formulate strong ideas about something with zero personal experience.  Traditional practitioners have been dealing effectively with injury since the dawn of time. Of course the ED quickly puts things together: stiches, plasters, pins, plates if needed.  But once we can speed your recovery. I’ve spent years putting runners, swimmers, surfers, skydivers and every type of weekend warrior back together. I broke my leg once and was jogging in 12 days. Fractured 2 spinal vertebrae with only traditional and hands-on therapies to get me going again fast. It’s not just acupuncture, but a combination of manual physio-type therapies, sport taping, plasters, rubs, stretches etc.

I am a registered ACC provider (one of just a handful in Tauranga) and able to work with an array of physical injuries and accidents.

I was the team sport injury practitioner for Greerton Marist Rugby 2014 season, including acute sideline management.

Not just a needle-sticker, with treatment the aim is to get you well and keep you well.  If I can’t help you, my network of prime physios, osteopaths and other care are close at hand.