Canberra Acupuncture &

Movement Therapy 


Canberra Acupuncture expertise includes back pain, sports injuries, rehabilitation, overuse injuries, digestive issues, sinus problems, migraines, stroke rehabilitation, sleeping issues, fertility & menstruation  difficulties, pregnancy issues (overdue labour, breech presentation), chronic fatigue, hay fever management, depression, headaches, stress and anxiety.  


Canberra Movement Therapy is a movement based approach to realignment, rehabilitation and pain management. Our expertise is achilles tendinitis, plantar fasciitis, disc herniation, back and neck pain, frozen shoulder and sports injuries. 


Canberra Acupuncture & Movement Therapy uses a combination of classical acupuncture (cupping, electro-acupuncture, moxa) massage, personal training, corrective exercises and specific alignment based movements to help bring your body back to optimal alignment and health. 

The human body is a system of interrelated and interconnected systems. These systems can only work effectively when functioning in harmony. The bone and muscular structure is no different. Joints, bones, muscles and the nervous system will always adapt or modify in response to their environment.

Your body will always adapt and modify its movement in response to stress placed upon it. Our goal is to discover why and how your body has modified itself in response to its environment and function. Movement therapy is a process of learning how to integrate each joint, muscle and system into a fully adaptive and responsive body.

At Canberra Acupuncture and Movement Therapy we treat the individual not the condition by utilising different assessment tools to understand the reason behind the disease or dysfunction. We specialise in the treatment of pain, which means finding the root cause of the dysfunction not chasing the pain or symptoms. Pain is an indicator that the body is not working optimally and regions of the body may be stressed or overworking. The body will compensate in many ways until movement is compromised and eventually pain manifests.

We specialise in:

  • Pain management & treatment - back, neck, knee, shoulder and ankle pain
  • Sports injuries
  • Postural, movement and muscle assessments
  • Foot plate pressure analysis 

We also treat:

  • Skin disorders, Allergies
  • Stress relief, depression, anxiety, headaches
  • Digestive disorders & Weight management
  • Gynaecological disorders
Riccardo Galeotti - Therapist/Director of Canberra Acupuncture & Movement Therapy

Riccardo Galeotti - Therapist/Director of Canberra Acupuncture & Movement Therapy

There are 26 bones, 33 joints and more than 100 ligaments, tendons, and muscles in each foot. On average, you walk 10000 steps per day, 1000000 steps per year and 185,000km in our lifetime. Lets change the way you walk so that each step heals the body. 

The Body Align course lets you discover your body through movement by changing the way you walk.. We achieve this by firstly assessing your body’s movement (what movement you have difficulty with) exploring past issues (where your body doesn’t want to move to) and finally moving into these forbidden areas in a safe controlled environment.

The goal of the course is to change how you walk. If we change your gait (walk) then each time you take a step, you start changing your body. The course teaches how to move every joint in the body in three dimensions. Yes…teach and show you how you are moving now and provide a safe environment to challenge your perception of normal movement. This is not a stretching or strength class but much more than that. Your body will stretch, gain strength, mobility and proprioception. More importantly you will discover why you move the way you do and learn ways to improve your movement. We want to teach you a system of movement that persuades every joint to move with symmetry, ease and efficiency.

The program has three core principles in achieving symmetry.

1.    Mapping the body in three dimensions by:

a.    Previous medical history – focusing on previous injuries, falls, surgeries or accidents. This is extremely important as past history largely predicts posture and movement habits.

b.    Static postural analysis – measuring the human body as a perceived neutral position. Static postural analysis comprises of mapping/drawing the major joints in the sagittal, frontal and transverse plane. This includes foot, knee, femur, pelvis, spine, scapular, skull, and ribcage.

                                               i.     Static postural photo

                                             ii.     Static footplate analysis

                                            iii.     Static postural mapping

c.     Movement exploration - static posture results will normally determine range of motion capabilities. Movement exploration is employed to confirm movement limitations of the body.

                                               i.     Movement analysis

                                             ii.     Range of motion in joints

d.    Gait analysis – finding out where the movement limitations are in the gait cycle.

                                               i.     Video analysis

                                             ii.     Functional footplate analysis

2.    Map and confirm where the body is not moving and using the Gait cycle to establish the movement impairment.

3.    Re-introduction of the movement in the Gait Cycle

                                               i.     Establish movement exercises

                                             ii.     Home exercises video library

This course has three units: 

  1. Foundation – dynamic movement of every joint in each all directions

    This unit teaches the fundamental movements that underpin the entire program. Understand the three-dimensional movements of the pelvis, ribcage, skull and feet. 

  2. Beginners – how to start moving & load joints with movement

    This unit explores the movement of main structures and begins to eccentric load joints. Learn how to load joints in movement but more importantly how to decelerate movement.

  3. Integration – fundamental movements to improve your walk

    This unit explores the fundamental concepts of improving how you move and walk. Reclaim balance, mobility and stability with further exploration of movement. 

Each unit will improve how you walk, discover your limitations and ways to correct them. All participants will have access to all exercises through online video portal, full body assessment including static, dynamic footplate and video analysis.   

Course dates
Evening classes

Tuesday 18-JULY until 22-august 2017 (6weeks)

Foundation Course: 6pm–7pm

Beginners Course: tba

intergration Course: tba


Maximum class size is 6 people

Duration: 60mins
Cost $120 (6 week course)

Bookings essential call Riccardo 0432785135
or email

acupuncture $90



Classical acupuncture assessment and treatment

with combination of cupping, moxa, guasha, needles

60 min session

movement therapy



Postural assessment - Static and functional 

Foot plate pressure analysis - static and functional

Gait video analysis

Static photo analysis

Exercises library access 

90 min session

Relaxation massage







Full body relaxation massage 

60 min session