Reduce muscle pain and release muscle tightness....

In Dry Needling a fine sterile, disposable needle is inserted into tender points within the muscle and this has a dramatic effect on reducing pain and stiffness.

The tender points within the muscle are known as myofascial trigger points and are often as a result of poor postures or repetitive over-loading of the muscle. The muscles then contract and release, improving flexibility of the muscles and decreasing symptoms.

The science....

With Dry Needling treatment techniques, the insertion of the needle activates a reflex causing the muscle to release which eases the pain. The insertion of the needle causes a minor trauma to the tissue which results in an increased blood flow in the area. In addition, various biochemical changes have been shown to occur following this technique.

These effects combine to normalize the muscle tone and thereby desensitize the nerve compression. This allows the muscle to be receptive to rehabilitation to restore normal movement patterns and peak performance of the muscular system.

Dry Needling is used to treat musculo-skeletal conditions to
  • Improve joint mobility
  • Reduce muscle tightness
  • Decrease pain and irritation
  • Ease tension and headaches
  • Facilitate return to full functional activities
Dry Needling can treat the following musculo-skeletal problems where the muscles are thought to be the primary contributing factor to the symptoms
  • Neck and back pain
  • Jaw pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Tennis elbow
  • Golfer’s elbow
  • Buttock and leg pain
  • Sciatica
  • Hamstring strains
  • Knee pain
  • Chronic Calf tightness
  • Foot and heel pain