Dry needling (Myofascial Trigger Point Dry Needling) uses fine, pre-sterilized and disposable needles for the therapy of muscle pain.
At Back In Health, we practice what is called Myofascial dry needling . Whilst the same kind of needles are used and the needling techniques may overlap, dry needling is based on western anatomical and neuro-physiological concepts and predominately focuses on the assessment and treatment of the musculoskeletal system. Acupuncture is based on traditional Chinese medicine meridian theory and treats both musculoskeletal conditions as well as a variety of internal conditions such as asthma, gastrointestinal, gynaecological and psychological complaints.
Dry needling can be used to deactivate trigger points, treat overactive motor points as well as strengthening tendons and ligaments. Dry needling also helps increasing blood flow which helps treat chronic muscle tension and spasm, delivering oxygen and other nutrients to the affected and painful tissues and also removes harmful metabolic waste on a cellular level.
From a Neuro-physiologic point of view, dry needling can also reset motor points, neural control and stimulate other important reflex mechanisms. It also has a strong effect on pain control by releasing certain neurotransmitters from the brain.
All of our practitioners have trained extensively in Dry needling and have completed advanced certifications. They also utilise Electro-needling which enhances the effects of regular Myofascial dry needling, leading to better treatment outcomes for our patients.
What Dry Needling Treats
• Back & Neck Pain
• Shoulder, Elbow and Wrist Pain
• Tennis/Golfers elbow
• Carpal Tunnel
• Hip, Knee & Foot Pain
• Chronic Overuse (RSI)
• Muscular Pain
• General tightness
• Arthritis & Joint Pain
• Sports Injuries
Please note that dry needling is utilised within our other modalities to complement the treatments and achieve better outcomes. You can request dry needling to be incorporated into your appointment for no additional charge.