Dry Needling involves the application of acupuncture needles into tight painful areas known as ‘Trigger Points’ to create a healing response in these tissues.
Dry needling has been proven to be a very effective way of relaxing muscles, reducing inflammation and relieving pain. It is intended to specifically target & restore muscle function, which is important as continued activity can lead to further tissue damage and increased pain.
Dry Needling is different to traditional acupuncture as it is aimed at releasing certain areas in the muscles, rather than involving meridians or energy pathways like traditional acupuncture does.
Dry needling is a very safe treatment.
Our physiotherapists will consult with you prior to using this treatment - so if you are adverse to 'needles' please let them know.