Dry Needling might sound scary, but there’s no need for alarm. In fact, this treatment has grown in popularity among therapists around the world because of its effectiveness in helping relieve musculoskeletal pain.
The treatment involves inserting and manipulating a fine solid filament needle in a myofascial trigger point (tender spot in your muscle) to elicit a neurological twitch response, the result of which is pain relief and muscle relaxation.
Although it uses needles like Acupuncture, Dry Needling is quite a different treatment altogether – boasting scientific origins, it is based on Western anatomical and physiological principals.
Dry needling can be used to treat a number of musculoskeletal and neurological conditions including headaches, neck and back pain, as well as upper and lower limb problems (calf cramps, shoulder tendinitis/bursitis and tennis elbow to name a few). It is an excellent adjunct to other manual and physical therapies including chiropractic and physiotherapy treatment, exercises and postural training.
Olivia Goodwin is our resident practitioner who performs all Dry Needling treatments. If you would like to know more about the treatment or how it can benefit you, please give our clinic a call. Olivia will be happy to answer all of your questions.