Dry needling is a technique used by some physical therapists, chiropractors, and other healthcare professionals to treat musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction.
It involves the insertion of small, thin needles into trigger points, or knots, in muscles or fascia to stimulate the body’s natural healing proces
The needles used in dry needling are similar to those used in acupuncture, but the two techniques are different.
Acupuncture is based on traditional Chinese medicine and focuses on balancing the body’s energy flow, while dry needling is based on modern Western medical science and targets specific muscle trigger points.
During a dry needling session, the healthcare provider will locate the trigger point and insert the needle through the skin and into the muscle.
The needle is then moved around in the tissue to stimulate the trigger point and promote healing. The patient may feel a twitch or contraction in the muscle, which is a sign that the needle has reached the correct spot.
The benefits of dry needling include the reduction of pain and muscle tension, improved range of motion, and faster recovery from injury. However, like any medical procedure, dry needling carries some risks, including bruising, bleeding, and infection.
It’s important to note that dry needling should only be performed by a qualified healthcare professional who has received proper training and certification in the technique. If you are interested in dry needling as a treatment fill in the form and we will contact you as soon as possible.