Aleksei Pintšuk

I have been active in physiotherapy since 2012. I use manual therapy, dry needling, and therapeutic exercises to treat the client.

In my spare time, I enjoy hiking and running.

Eva Kram

I graduated from Tartu Health Care College in Physiotherapy in 2012. After graduation, I moved to London where I received my Master’s degree from the University College of London. I am specialized in rehabilitation of performers, especially dancers.

Aleksei Pintšuk

I have been active in physiotherapy since 2012. I use manual therapy, dry needling, and therapeutic exercises to treat the client.

In my spare time, I enjoy hiking and running.

Natalia Šemenjova

Graduated from Tartu Tervishoiu College in 2010 and have more than 10 years of work experience as a physiotherapist. After graduation, I started working for the Center for Development and Rehabilitation of Children and Adolescents at Tartu University Hospital. I currently work mostly with adults. I have completed various trainings in Estonia and abroad to improve my knowledge and practical skills. In collaboration with Fitwithkid, I carry out courses for new and future parents about infant developmental milestones. In my spare time I enjoy quality time with my family and reading.

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Dry needling

The key purpose of dry needling is to relieve irritation and pain in soft tissues. Physical therapists use dry needling with the goal of releasing trigger points to alleviate pain. Customer safety and satisfaction is very important to us. Please check out/see the list of contraindications below.
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Dry needling

Dry needling is a therapy that targets the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue to reduce irritation and pain. Therapy is performed by a trained physiotherapist who first assesses the condition of the muscles by palpating the painful and stiff points that may be causing the problem. The procedure uses disposable needles that are inserted into a sore spot and held there for some time. The needle stimulates the muscle and can cause a twitch that resembles a muscle cramp.

The blood supply to the area is immediately improved and the central nervous system is given a signal to reduce pain and relax. The procedure can be unpleasant or painful in the short term and is not suitable for those with needle phobia. Dry needling has shown a very good effect in relieving both acute and chronic pain.

Is suitable for:

  • Sciatic nerve irritation
  • Lower back pain
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Headaches
  • Numbness of the hands 
  • Joint pain 
  • Neck pain and neck muscle hypertension 
  • Pain in tendons, such as lateral and medial epicondylitis, supraspinatus tendinitis, Achilles tendinitis, etc.


Relative contraindications:

  • Diabetes
  • Pregnancy
  • Haematological diseases
  • Epilepsy
  • Use of specific medications (consultation with your doctor required)

Absolute contraindications:

  • Phobia of needles
  • Thrombocytopenia
  • Lymphedema

Frequently asked questions

What is the difference between dry needling and acupuncture?

  • Acupuncture is used in Chinese medicine to relieve various problems and is performed by a trained doctor. Dry needling is usually performed by a physiotherapist and is primarily aimed to relieve myofascial pain. 

Are needles safe?

  • Yes, the needles used in the procedure are disposable and sterile.

Can I exercise after the therapy?

  • After dry needling, intense training should be avoided for the next 72 hours. Recommended are stretching and light aerobic activity (walking). 

Can there be bleeding during the procedure?

  • Yes, there may be minimal bleeding when a needle is inserted to a muscle such as taking a blood sample from a finger.

What referral can you use?

Dear customer

Please note that in the Profysio clinic paid services are offered. In addition, referrals from your Family Doctor through the Therapy Fund with service code 7050 are valid until 01.07.2024, which partially covers the service costs. More information here.

In our clinic referrals are not valid for the Physical Therapy service, which is 100% covered by the Health Insurance Fund.

Profysio team