Dry Needling Explained

Is a very useful treatment that can help:

  • reduce pain quickly
  • relax tight and sore muscles
  • get muscles working better
  • stop cramping
  • destress and unwind the mind & the body

It sounds far worse than it is and our physios use it regularly as part of their treatments to help get their clients out of pain fast and for good, unlike being in the situation where you repeatedly have to turn to the pain medication to mask the pain for a few hours only to know that it is probably going to return. 

Dry Needling uses a sterile filament needle that is inserted into the skin, fascia or muscle at particular points called trigger points under the guidance of your physiotherapist.

These trigger points are often referred commonly as knots in the muscle and can arise from overuse, ongoing stress or injury that results in the muscle fibers contracting into a knot. These knots can cause pain, referred pain that mimics nerve pain in the arm or leg and also they can cause weakness. Many of our clients report that it feeling like a trapped nerve but thankfully it is a tight muscle that can easily be treated with Dry Needling or other hands on techniques.

We regularly have patients request dry needling over hands on because they know how effective it is. Some clients come in every 2 months for a needling top up session because it keeps them free from pain and away from pain medication while still being able to work and do the activities of their choice.

We use dry needling for clients with back and neck pain, muscle related issues (weakness, pain and cramping), as well as referred pain.

Feel free to contact us if you would like a physio to call you back.