Dry Needle Therapy

Dry needling involves the insertion of a thin filiform needle into a muscle at the site of myofascial trigger points (also known as pressure points or knots) with the aim of improving or restoring function. Dry needling is based on Western medicine principles and is increasingly being used by physiotherapists in the management of musculoskeletal and sports injuries.

The physiotherapists at 4 Life Physiotherapy are trained in dry needling and often use it in conjunction with other physiotherapy modalities as part of your overall treatment plan.

Dry Needling Works By:

  • Improving blood flow – this brings nutrients and oxygen to the site to stimulate healing and helps to flush pain producing toxins out of the muscle.
  • Relaxing tight muscles and reducing muscle spasm – dry needling has an inhibitory effect on muscles. Muscle spasm is often the cause of pain and dysfunction in musculoskeletal injuries.
  • Release of neurochemicals, such as endorphins, serotonin and natural anti-inflammatory mediators which assist with pain relief and relaxation.

All of this results in a reduction in pain and dysfunction

What Conditions Is Dry Needling Used For?

Dry needling can be used for a number of musculoskeletal problems. As dry needling targets the muscle tissue it can be beneficial in the treatment of any condition where muscle pain or tightness is an issue.

At 4 Life Physiotherapy Dry Needling is commonly used in the treatment of:

As with all treatment modalities at 4 Life Physiotherapy your physiotherapist will explain the procedure to you and ask for your informed consent prior to commencing dry needling. If you are not comfortable with this procedure let your physiotherapist know and they can discuss other treatment options with you.

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