Dry Needling utilises sterile single use acupuncture needles therapeutically to symptomatic trigger points in muscles and associated soft tissue structures.
Trigger points are tender/ tight bands of muscle which can be present due to injury or overuse and cause pain when squeezed or pressed. Often a “twitch” is produced resulting in muscle relaxation, reduction of tension, increased local blood flow and pain relieving effects via stimulation of spinal reflexes. There is a growing body of research to support dry needling as part of effective therapy for a wide range of conditions. It is a useful tool used as part of a best treatment package rather than a stand alone “quick fix”.