Dry needling, also known as western acupuncture, is an evidence based, brilliantly effective solution to musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction.
The treatment involves the insertion of very fine needles into tender muscular areas known as trigger points.
Medical research shows that dry needling is extremely effective in the treatment of:
- Neck pain
- Shoulder pain
- Knee osteoarthritis
- Migraines and tension type headaches
- Tight and/or painful muscles
- Pain management
It is important to understand that dry needling is not the same as traditional Chinese acupuncture (TCM), and is not used to treat energy flows or illnesses of any kind.
Despite this both medical evidence and our therapists' experience, shows that when used in combination with other physiotherapy techniques, it can dramatically reduce pain and tension as well as speed up recovery time, getting you back to doing what you love as quickly as possible.