DRY NEEDLING TREATMENT
Dry needling is a technique similar to acupuncture that is used for the treatment of trigger points & muscle pain. Dry needling is a targeted local response & eliminates myofascial trigger points from the muscles & does not inject anything into the soft tissues which is why it is called Dry Needling.
Dry Needling is a skilled intervention that uses a thin filiform needle that penetrates the skin & to stimulate underlying myofascial trigger points, muscular & connective tissues for the management of neuromusculoskeletal pain & movement impairments. Dry needling is a technique used to treat dysfunctions in skeletal muscle, fascia, connective tissue, & diminish persistent peripheral nociceptive input, reduce or restore impairments of body structure & function leading to improved activity & participation.
Dry needling is pinpointing those muscular aches & pains, concentrating on stimulating & releasing trigger points within the muscles. The precise effect this treatment has is pain relief, aid healing & recovery, release of myofascial trigger points, calming body & pain down, elevates mood, redness swelling, & many more benefits. If pain is still present after the injury location has healed, the needles will help to stimulate blood & oxygen to build up capillaries to fight infection, assists with local healing & pain relief. This is also great on scar tissue.
The filiform needles are solid, flexible & have a pointed, rounded tip. The needles are single use & disposable. Each needle comes pre-sterilised & protected in a plastic guide tube, which is used in the process of needle insertion. The needle & guide tube are wrapped in a peel-open blister pack, the combination of the needle tip shape, polishing & the insertion technique has led to the term as a 'painless insertion' being applied, although not strictly pain free, the sensation is usually a small local scratch on the skin surface followed by a diffuse of a dull ache.
Dry needling is fantastic to use during treatment as the targeted tissues can be stimulated with the needle. These tissues are not manually palpable as the needle will be able to penetrate through the tissues. Combine dry needling with sports massage to get the full benefits of both treatments to make you feel amazing.