Dry needling

Dry needling

Our physiotherapists often include dry needling in their treatment to relieve pain and restore function.

What is dry needling and how does it work?

Dry needling releases myofascial trigger points, otherwise known as knots in the muscle. A sterile, single-use, fine filament needle (acupuncture needle) is inserted into the muscle. This technique allows muscle fibres, which have shortened when activated and have not been able to lengthen, to go back to a relaxed state.   Ir resets the muscle and allows normal function and strength to be restored.

When is dry needling used?

Dry needling is often used in addition to other treatment options to effectively treat acute and chronic back pain, chronic neck pain, tension-type and migraine headaches, pelvic girdle pain, knee osteoarthritis, lateral elbow pain and shoulder conditions.

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