Acupuncture is available for clients at Pleasantview Physiotherapy Clinic Edmonton. There are six physical therapists that are certified by the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute and registered with the College of Physical Therapists of Alberta to use acupuncture within their scope of practice.
Acupuncture may be used in conjunction with physical therapy or, if conventional physical therapy methods are not effective, a trial of acupuncture alone to treat the condition may be worthwhile trying.
- To relieve pain through the release of the body’s own morphine-like substances
- To strengthen the immune system – reducing inflammation and increasing the body’s resistance to disease
- To speed recovery of damaged nerve cells to restore muscle function
Attendance depends on the severity of the condition: the more severe the problem the more frequent the attendance.
Length of each visit is approximately a half hour. If acupuncture is used in conjunction with physical therapy the length of a session may be up to 1½ hours.
It is suggested that the client undergo a trial of 3 to 6 acupuncture treatments to determine whether or not acupuncture will be effective.