“A skilled intervention performed by a physiotherapist that uses a thin filiform needle (acupuncture needle) to penetrate the skin and stimulate underlying myofascial trigger points, muscular and connective tissues for the management of neuromusculoskeletal pain and movement impairments.” (APTA, 2012)


  • Improves pain control
  • Reduces muscle tension
  • Normalizes biochemical and electrical dysfunction of motor endplates
  • Facilitates an accelerated return to active rehabilitation

(American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists, October 2009)