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Dry Needling

What is Dry Needling and How Does It Work?

Dry needling is a safe, and often efficient therapy for individuals with certain musculoskeletal symptoms, despite its scary name. Dry needling is a procedure conducted by professional, qualified, and registered physiotherapists. For the treatment of neuromusculoskeletal soreness and mobility limitations, a thin monofilament needle enters the skin and addresses underlying muscular trigger points.

What is a trigger point, exactly? A trigger point is a tight band or local tightness in a muscle fibre that can impair function, limit range of motion, refer pain, and create local soreness. Dry needling can relieve banding or tightness, promote blood flow, and diminish local and referred pain when administered to a problematic muscle or trigger point

Dry Needling Benefits

Dry needling can help with shoulder, neck, heel, hip, and back pain, among other musculoskeletal conditions. E vidence shows that dry needling is a safe and effective way to treat and manage pain.

Dry Needling Physio

The purpose of dry needling is to relieve discomfort, inactivate trigger points, and restore function to muscle tissue. It is almost never performed as a stand-alone procedure. Rather, it is frequently used as part of a broader physiotherapy approach that includes other procedures.

Acupuncture v. Dry Needling

It's vital to distinguish between dry needling and acupuncture. It makes use of similar tools, but that's all there is to it. Varying practitioners with different levels of training practise dry needling. Dry needling is based on Western medicine and the evaluation of pain patterns, posture, movement impairments, function, and orthopaedic tests. While dry needling is based on Western medicine and the evaluation of pain patterns, posture, movement impairments, function, and orthopaedic tests.

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