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Why Dry Needling & Medical Acupuncture?

Dry Needling & Medical Acupuncture may be used alongside other more conventional techniques typically associated with physiotherapy, such as manual therapy and therapeutic exercise. I usually achieve faster and longer-lasting results by using an integrated approach, which includes needling techniques when indicated.

About Simon

Simon has over 20 years of experience as a physiotherapy clinician, educator, and clinic owner. He has worked in private sports physiotherapy clinics, with professional rugby and cricket teams, in public and private hospital departments, universities and has run his own private practice.

Simon graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy Degree from the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, in 2000 and completed an MSc in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy at the University College Dublin, Ireland, in 2008.

In 2009 Simon completed the British Medical Acupuncture Society’s Diploma in Medical Acupuncture & Dry Needling. He is an accredited member and chair of the society’s Competence, Accreditation and Examining Board.

In 2018, Simon qualified as a Certified Health Coach, which has provided him greater knowledge regarding the role of lifestyle factors such as diet, exercise, and sleep on physical health, mental health, and pain management.

In 2021, Simon completed the Yale School of Management’s Certificate in Healthcare Management with the intention of further developing his management and leadership skills in a private physiotherapy setting.

Simon uses a Functional Integrated Physiotherapy approach that combines the best, most effective, and scientifically validated techniques derived from manual therapy, therapeutic exercise, medical acupuncture & dry needling, electrotherapeutics, and pain neuroscience education. He specialises in the treatment of shoulder and spinal pain conditions.


Simon Coghlan
MSc, BSc Hons, DipMedAc

Simon is a Shoulder & Spine Specialist
24-26 Gloucester Road, Buderim
Sunshine Coast
Queensland, Australia. 
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To book an appointment, please call 
(07) 3532 8605