Dry Needling

Relieve Deep or Stubborn Muscle Tension for Pain-Free Movement

We use dry needling as part of treatment to restore normal tissue function and relieve pain. Dry needling goes by many names like intramuscular manual therapy, intramuscular stimulation, Myofascial dry needling and Trigger-point Dry Needling (TDN). However, it is not acupuncture – which is founded on traditional Chinese medicine to balance energy throughout the body.

Our therapy is based on Western medicine systems using neuroanatomy science to treat the musculoskeletal and nervous systems. Dry needling helps to stimulate deeper layers of muscles when treating injuries, acute and chronic pain. The efficacy needling is that it initiates your physiological response to injury and reduce pain.

What is Dry Needling and How Does It Work?

Dry needling is a therapeutic treatment where a thin needle is inserted into a muscle that is tight or contains a trigger point. The physical disturbance causes a “twitch response”, small contractions similar to a muscle cramp. This activates the body’s natural immune system response, releasing the trigger point or tight muscle band. It is called dry needling because a solid filiform needle is used; no solution or medication is injected. Instead, it’s the stimulus of the needle itself and its subsequent effects which is the treatment.

Dry Needling is an effective way to reduce pain -as well as restore normal length and function of the affected muscle.

The Key Benefits of Dry Needling

Release trigger points normal muscle function elongate the muscle.

  • Assists with treatments of:
    • Acute and chronic tendonitis
    • Migraines and tension-type headaches
    • Relieve Fibromyalgia pain
    • Localised pain
    • Sports-related overuse injuries
    • Whiplash
    • Spinal dysfunction
    • Joint dysfunction
    • Sciatica
  • Release tension, relieve pain and muscle tightness
  • Improve flexibility and range of motion
  • Speed up the recovery process

Does Dry Needling Hurt?

There is generally no pain when the needle is inserted. You may experience a brief sensation of tingling or a cramp caused by the muscle twitch. However, this varies from patient to patient.

When Should You Consider Dry Needling?

Dry needling is a swift and powerful way to relieve muscle tightness and pain.

It can be especially beneficial if you are suffering from prolonged stiffness, tight muscles or knots; impaired range of motion; an acute or chronic injury; sports-related overuse injury; chronic headaches; Tendinitis; or fibromyalgia.

Free yourself from pain and stiff muscles!