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What is dry needling?

Dry needling is a technique that involves the insertion of a solid filiform needle (acupuncture-type needle) into an irritated portion of muscle known as a myofascial “trigger point”. The aim is to elicit a local twitch response in the muscle which results in a reduction of pain and tension in the area. A trigger point is a tender spot, and often feels like a small “knot” or nodule in the muscle. You may notice when you press on it that it will cause pain or discomfort both where you are pressing and also may refer to other areas.
Dry needling helps reduce pain by releasing the tension in the contracted muscle. Research shows that the “twitch” response in the muscle that occurs during dry needling is associated with the muscle relaxing and stopping it from pulling on other surrounding areas.

What does dry needling help with?
Dry needling may help with a range of musculoskeletal complaints, and is a technique that is used in conjunction with osteopathic manual therapy. Our trained therapists can determine whether or not dry needling may be suitable for you.

Dry needling may be used to assist with conditions such as:

  • Low back pain
  • Neck pain and headaches
  • Jaw pain
  • Muscular strains and tightness
  • Overuse and repetitive strain injuries
  • Tendinitis
  • Sporting injuries
  • Rotator cuff or shoulder injuries
  • Tennis/Golfers elbow

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