What is Dry Needling?
Dry needling is a technique focused on using strong stimulation on the muscles to get them to release.
Things to know about dry needling treatments
Who is dry needling suitable for?
Anyone that has pain and/or movement dysfunction due to a musculoskeletal condition can use dry needling to reduce pain. This includes any muscle where a trigger point is located, chronic pain, lumbar pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, headaches/migraines, whiplash and plantar fasciitis.
We target trigger points
We start by placing you in a safe position that exposes the desired area. The skin is wiped with alcohol to clean the surface layer. The therapist palpates the patient for tenderness and/or palpable trigger points, which are taut hyper-contracted nodules/bands within muscle tissue.
Will I feel the needles?
You may feel the needle enter the skin but sometimes it is not felt at all depending on the patient and the location of the needle. Needles are inserted and manipulated and removed or left in for a period of time. The needle elicits a local twitch response followed by the relaxation of the muscle. There may be a cramping, aching sensation or slight discomfort that lasts a few seconds
Dry needling offers relief for
- Low back pain/tension
- Neck pain
- Tennis elbow
- Spinal dysfunction
- Joint dysfunction
“Health is a complete state of harmony of the body, mind, and spirit. When one is free of physical disabilities and mental distractions, the gates of the soul open.”
— B.K.S IYENGAR
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