Acupuncture and Dry Needling in

Does Acupuncture work?

Scientific trials have shown proven results using acupuncture for:

  • Low Back Pain
  • Headaches and Migraines
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Neck Pain

Further trials have shown positive benefits of dry needling into muscular trigger points for:

  • Tendinopathies (tendinitis, tendinosis)
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Rotator Cuff Issues

In 12+ years of using dry needling and acupuncture as part of physio treatment, we have found it is extremely effective for a lot of other musculoskeletal issues, including:

  • Tennis elbow
  • Wrist issues
  • Muscle/Joint stiffness
  • Shoulder and Hip issues
  • Pregnancy related pains (2nd-3rd Trimesters)
  • Many other conditions

Can Physiotherapists do Acupuncture?

Our physiotherapists Matt Fagg, Keith Chapman, Ben Jones, Marnus Botha and Shelby Candian are qualified in Dry Needling and “Western Acupuncture” and are very competent, having used various acupuncture and dry needling techniques on thousands of people.

What Does Dry Needling Feel Like? Is It Painful?

Dry Needling can be done painlessly, although often your physio might push the needles in deeper into muscles to get a stronger effect, and this often causes a sensation of pressure and sometimes muscle twitches which can be a bit painful. Your physiotherapist will choose which technique to use based on their assessment on the day and your personal preference. If you are worried about needles, let your physio know and they can make it a pain-free experience.

The acupuncture needles we use range from 0.2 – 0.3mm diameter and from 30mm – 75mm long. There are no injections or chemicals associated with the practice of acupuncture or dry needling. It is possible to connect the needles to a small electrical current, however we don’t currently use this technique as we get good enough results without it and find that the electrical current makes the experience less comfortable .

At Fix It Physiotherapy, we can do acupuncture and dry needling as part of a standard consultation at no extra cost.

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Our Locations

1/73-75 Cowper St
Wallsend NSW 2287
1/101 Cowlishaw St
Redhead NSW 2290

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Wallsend: (02) 4023 2797
Redhead: (02) 4047 4060
Fax: (02) 4023 7375


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About Us

Fix It Physiotherapy was established in 2015 with a vision to providing a quality physio service by people who care. We are here to make a difference and prioritise the wellbeing of our local community first and foremost.

Our original clinic in Wallsend has helped over 15000 people and now employs 7 Physios and 2 Dietitians. In 2022 we opened a second clinic in Redhead with the aim to reach more people.