Dry needling is a technique involving fine filament needles, (similar to those used in acupuncture). Where acupuncture needles work on meridian lines in the body, the application of dry needles is to release myofacial trigger points (MTP) and tight muscles.
When combined with osteopathy, dry needling can be is an effective way to treat the following conditions:
Needle insertion into a shortened muscle or trigger point, stimulates a healing response and a neurological response to release and lengthen the affected muscle. By doing so it reduces pain (both local and referred).
Is dry needling painful?
Most people don’t feel the needle pierce the skin, but it can be slightly uncomfortable when the needle enters a tight muscle. You may experience a twitch or muscle cramp, this is a great sign as it indicates that your muscle is about to relax.
What are the side effect of dry needling?
The most common side effect of dry needling is post-treatment soreness and occasional bruising. If soreness lasts longer than a couple of days, or you have any concerns, please give the clinic a call on 5562 3757.
At Rebalance Osteopathy we are continually amazed at the clinical response we can achieve when combining osteopathy with dry needling. The following practitioners offer dry needling at Rebalance Osteopathy:
If you have any more questions about dry needling please don't hesitate to contact us!
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