What is Dry Needling?
Dry Needling is primarily focused on reducing muscle pain and restoring muscle function through the use of sterile, single-use, fine filament needles which are inserted into myofascial trigger points. The insertion of the fine needle induces a unique relaxation response. Dry needling can be more effective at relaxing active trigger points than massage or other trigger point techniques alone. It is very effective in treating neck and back pain.
Our Physiotherapist Courtney answers FAQs about Dry Needling in this video:
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Our dedicated physiotherapists at inline physio. may offer you dry needling based on a thorough assessment of your muscle system and the effect it may have on your condition.
Dry needling induces a very unique response and can be more effective at relaxing active trigger points than massage or other trigger point techniques.
Common trigger points treated with dry needling include:
- The Upper Trapezius muscle where your neck joins your shoulder – which can refer pain to the neck as well as cause headaches.
- The Piriformis muscle which lies deep in your buttock – this can refer pain to your lower back, hip and upper thigh
- The Calf muscles which can cause excessive calf tightness and cramping. Calf tightness can also be related to achilles, heel and foot pain.