WHAT IS A DRY NEEDLING?

Dry needling involves the use of fine filament needles for the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions and sports injuries. It aims to address pain and dysfunction in the soft tissue by providing pain relief and restoring function.

Common injuries treated through this procedure include low back pain, neck pain, whiplash, shoulder pain, elbow pain, knee pain and ankle sprains.

Our physiotherapists have undergone extra training after completing their University degrees to become proficient at dry needling.

 

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN DRY NEEDLING AND ACUPUNCTURE?

ACUPUNCTURE

Acupuncture is a treatment derived from ancient Chinese Medicine. It aims to stimulate the balance and flow of Qi energy that is believed to animate a person’s body and properties.

DRY NEEDLING

Dry needling is a technique used to treat myofascial pain. Physiotherapists practice a variety of styles of evidence-based dry needling, including Trigger Point Dry Needling (TDN) and Integrated Dry Needling (IDN).

As part of our physiotherapy treatment, our therapists use dry needling combined with deep tissue massage, remedial massage and exercises to help relieve pain and muscle tightness.