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Dry Needling

Dry needling is a technique derived from acupuncture that is used to relieve muscle pain and is commonly combined with other forms of physiotherapy and osteopathy for better results and faster recovery.

What Is Dry Needling Therapy?

Physical therapists use dry needling to treat a wide range of musculoskeletal disorders. By inserting a monofilament needle into the muscle, pressure is released, which aids in the reduction of active trigger point activity.

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BENEFITS of dry needling:

 

  • Increase range of motion

  • Restore normal muscle function

  • Aid and speed up your body’s own healing process after injury.

  • Manage pain in conditions that are chronic and have not responded adequately to other treatments.

  • Relieve muscle tightness and help recovery in athletes and active individuals.

What Conditions can Dry Needling treat?

  • Neck pain or shoulder tightness

  • Tendinitis

  • Rotator cuff impingement

  • Headaches

  • Tennis elbow

  • Hip pain

  • Iliotibial band (ITB) syndrome

Dry needling therapy is available at Bodyworks and Rehab to relieve chronic muscular tightness in trigger points. Trigger points are typically areas that can compress or irritate nerves, resulting in pain. For example, office workers frequently complain of shoulder muscle tightness, which is often caused by sitting at a desk all day.

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Dry needling is a great alternative for those who are unable

or unwilling to take medications for their pain.