Chiropractic & Dry Needling

J.R Smith (B.Sp.Sc., M.Chiro., Cert. Acup.), Member of SMA, ACSM, NSCA, ASCA

Utilising chiropractic, dry needling and acupuncture techniques, chiropractor J.R.Smith takes a highly considered approach to easing pain and rehabilitating injuries. Through the releasing of tight muscles, optimizing joint mechanics, decreasing the pain generating signals and strengthening weak muscles pain is eased.

Dry Needling 

J.R Smith was first introduced to myofascial trigger points over 25 years ago in the USA. He has since been fortunate to study from some of the most respected clinicians and researchers in this area. His practice now lies in the integration of dry needling techniques with other modalities of musculoskeletal therapy.

What is Dry Needling? 

Dry needling provides a treatment option for the management of musculoskeletal pain and for athletes recovering from sporting injuries. Dry needling was researched and further developed by two medical physicians Dr. Janet Travell, MD, and Dr. David Simons, MD in the USA. Publishing their first groundbreaking book in 1983 entitled: Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction, Vol. 1: The Trigger Point Manual, The Upper Extremities.

Dry needling can be used for the treatment for conditions such as:

Neck / Shoulders 

  • Shoulder Muscle Strains / Overload
  • Postural Conditions
  • Acute Neck
  • Whiplash
  • Stiff / Tight neck
  • Restricted Neck

Low Back 

  • Low Back Pain
  • Stiffness
  • Referred Pain to Leg
  • Acute & Chronic Conditions

Hips / Lower Limb 

  • Sporting injuries
  • Overactive / or Weak Muscles
  • Muscle Tightness
  • Knee Conditions

Elbows & Wrists / Hands

  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Golfers Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)
  • Repetitive Strain Injuries
  • Weight Lifting Injuries
  • De Quervain’s Tendosynovitis
  • Carpal Tunnel
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