Medical acupuncture is a modern treatment designed to help relieve muscle pain. The aim of the technique is to reduce pain and restore function to the the affected area. It is often used in conjunction with other techniques such as manual therapy and soft tissue and part of a broader approach to assist the healing process of damaged tissue.
High Velocity Thrust (HVT)
A high velocity low amplitude thrust is a safe technique used to adjust a dysfunctional joint to its end range of motion combining a number of levers and applying a quick thrust (high velocity) over a short distance (low amplitude). This can make a cracking or popping sound. The aim is to reduce pain and restore function.
Post treatment there may still be some soreness in the manipulated joint.