The type of orthopedic acupuncture I practice in my clinic here in Tampa, FL is WAYYYYYYYYYYYY different than what your normal acupuncturist can do & wayyyyy different that how a physical therapist with a short weekend course in dry needling would approach your pain.
There’s no way you could learn these advanced procedures in the few hours of education a physical therapist has in needling.
And you could never be good at doing them if you didn’t specialize in sticking needles in people and getting in the reps like I have.
In 2019 alone, I provided over 3500 patient visits sticking about 20 needles in each patient… so that’s like ~70,000 needles in just 2019.
Your weekend trained physical therapist won’t do that in their lifetime.
But the real difference is the advanced procedures I have developed to be the most comprehensive holistic orthopedic approach available.
The body is one single unit. You can’t try to separate the body like it’s a bunch of separate mechanical pieces.
You can’t just treat muscles and tendons.
You can’t just treat fascia.
You can’t just treat inflammation.
You can’t just treat nerves.
You have to take into account all of the structures, all of the nerves, all of the connective tissue, and all of the metabolic components. Then you have to consider how everything works as a cohesive unit.
So a specialized orthopedic acupuncture treatment will be comprehensive and address ALL of the potential issues that are causing your body to not be able to heal itself.
There is a reason why your regular doctor or regular acupuncturist can’t do these advanced procedures.