WHAT IS DRY NEEDLING
Dry needling is performed by a Physiotherapist using an acupuncture needle to stimulate muscle pain trigger points. Physiotherapists use dry needling with the goal of relieving pain, improving mobility, and stimulating healing.
HOW DRY NEEDLING
Dry needling is applied after a thorough assessment of trigger points and may be performed along with other therapies. A trigger point is a taut band skeletal muscle. It can be tender to the touch and may refer pain to other areas of the body. The application of the needle causes a small twitch in the muscle to release or inactivate the trigger point thereby improving the muscle contractility, flexibility and circulation.