Acupuncture is an ancient therapy, using very thin needles, developed by the Chinese thousands of years ago. It aims to regulate any irregularity in the body performance by looking at the organ related to the problem and getting it to improve in its function. In physiotherapy the organs we mainly deal with are the Liver/Gallbladder as they relate to muscle, tendon and ligament repair, the Spleen/Stomach as they play a major role in inflammation & Kidney/Bladder, as they are commonly involved in back pain.
Of the many things I have studied post grad the significant improvements I have found with acupuncture makes it an invaluable therapy to have in conjunction to physiotherapy. The two compliment each other beautifully.