What is dry needling?Dry needling is a skilled intervention that is similar to acupuncture. It is based on scientific research and uses western-based anatomy and physiology to select trigger points.
What conditions can dry needling be beneficial for?Physios and myotherapists often use this treatment technique for chronic injuries including:
- Headache management
- Osteoarthritis and musculoskeletal pain
- Muscle spasms
- Knee pain
- Back pain
How does dry needling work?Dry needling uses a thin needle to penetrate the skin and stimulate underlying myofascial trigger points, such as muscular and connective tissues, to reduce your muscle pain and improve your movement.
When would physios and myotherapists consider dry needling?
- To treat dysfunctions in skeletal muscle, fascia, and connective tissue
- To diminish persistent peripheral pain
- To reduce or restore impairments of body structure and function leading to improved activity and participation