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Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medicine technique that stimulates the body to produce its pain-relieving neurotransmitters. These help to block pathways that can relay pain messages from the body to the brain.

This will help relieve pain, general relaxation, and restore the body’s internal pain regulation system.

Acupuncture also stimulates the body’s natural healing abilities, regulates the nervous system, and improves blood circulation to the area of injury.

Overall, acupuncture will help to reduce inflammation, decrease pain, promote tissue healing, and optimize nerve and muscle function.

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Acupuncture in Thunder Bay

At Fanti + Associates Physiotherapists in Thunder Bay, our health care team of physiotherapists uses only sterile, single-use filament acupuncture needles for every acupuncture application. It is a safe and gentle modality that is often combined with other treatment techniques (i.e., manual therapy, exercise, and education).

Most of our patients report minimal discomfort and are usually quite relaxed during treatment. Typical sensations that have been reported during treatments may include warmth, light pressure, tingling, and occasionally, a very mild to a dull ache.

Some patients report immediate relief with the very first treatment, and a few may see some relief after a series of repeated treatments. In general, our patients should expect the most significant benefit over the course of 4-8 acupuncture sessions. Before any acupuncture session, your therapist will review the risks and benefits of this treatment technique.

Our physiotherapists are registered with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario and have received specialized training in acupuncture for physical rehabilitation. They incorporate specific acupuncture points into their physiotherapy treatment sessions to benefit them with patients’ consent. These services are reimbursable under “physiotherapy” under extended health insurance plans.

Acupuncture Can Be Used To Treat a Variety of Health Conditions, Including (but Not Limited To):

  • Sciatica
  • Low back pain
  • Arthritis pain
  • Sprains/strains
  • Whiplash Associated – disorders
  • Headaches
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Tennis elbow
  • Golfer’s elbow
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Chronic conditions
  • Neck pain
  • Muscle tension and Muscle pain
  • Impaired range of motion

What to Expect From Your First Visit?

Your initial acupuncture appointment at Fanti + Associates Physiotherapists will involve your therapist assessing your general health concerns. Because every treatment is tailored to the individual’s needs, this is an important step to ensure the effectiveness of your treatment.

During this comprehensive evaluation, the physiotherapist will address your concerns, fears, and any questions you may have regarding this treatment. This aids in assessing your pain or injury and enhances the development of a treatment plan that will help relieve your pain.

In your private acupuncture session with our therapist will then choose specific acupuncture points before beginning your treatment. Your first session may last up to 60 minutes. The rest of the treatments will approximately last 30 minutes. You can also expect recommendations on your physical activity and work habits, as well as other areas, to be discussed at appropriate times throughout the treatment process.

We are a dedicated team of physiotherapists in Northwestern Ontario, with each individual therapist committed to restoring your personal health care naturally.

We are proud health care providers serving Thunder Bay Ontario and all of the Northwestern Ontario community for over 25 years.

Fanti + Associates Physiotherapists offers insurance covered, one-to-one physiotherapy, acupuncture, and sports rehabilitation services for the residents of Thunder Bay and surrounding areas. Put years of clinical experience behind your care.

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Fanti & Associates Physiotherapists

Address: 678 John St, Thunder Bay, ON P7B 1Z6