Gentle movements applied to any joint to improve mobility and relieve pain
A quicker thrust used to restore movement of a ‘stiff’ or ‘locked’ spinal joint
This has neurophysiological effects in reducing pain and relaxation of muscle trigger points.
It is used to treat headaches, spinal pain, and sports joint injuries. Studies have shown that acupuncture needling causes the release of endorphins (the body’s natural pain reliever).
Lachlan McKinnon is an APA titled Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist with over 40 years of experience
He is highly trained with post graduate qualifications in musculoskeletal physiotherapy
He is also trained in treatments which compliment this care, for example Dry Needling, Acupuncture, Clinical Pilates and individual fitness training
Lachlan has been involved as a post graduate Clinical supervisor and examiner of Post graduate Physiotherapy students (Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy)
He is a former National and State medalist in pool swimming and Surf Life Saving and a gold medalist at the World Masters Swimming Championships (2002) and has also had a strong involvement as a competitor in Gymnastics and Boxing
This interest in sport injuries culminated in his becoming head Physiotherapist at Collingwood Football Club (AFL) 1983-87 and Coburg Football Club (VFL) 2006.
He recently completed 4 years involvement as the onsite consultant physiotherapist at the Bass Strait King Island Dairy (Cheese Production).