Dry Needling is a method based on human anatomy and neurophysiology. It should not to be confused with the Traditional Chinese Medicine technique of Acupuncture. However, since the same filiform needles are used in both Dry Needling and Acupuncture, the confusion is understandable.
Dry Needling can be an effective method for treating myofascial muscular pain. During Dry Needling, a sterile filiform needle is inserted directly into a muscular trigger point, this subsequently has the effect of relaxing muscle spasm and pain associated with muscular trigger points.
Dry Needling is a specialist service that will be used following a thorough needs analysis consultation.
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We completed our professional training with Sports Therapy UK which was taught by leading lecturer Dr Christopher Norris PhD MSc CSP.
We have full insurance for Dry Needling which is provided by BGi. (Yogies & Holistic Therapies)
Yes, we only use sterile disposable needles.
Most patients do not feel the insertion of the needle. The local twitch response elicits a very brief (less than a second) painful response. Some patients describe this as a little electrical shock; others feel it more like a cramping sensation.
Most patients report being sore after the procedure. The soreness is described as muscle soreness over the area treated and into the areas of referred symptoms. Typically, the soreness can last up to 3 days.
Typically, it takes several visits for a positive reaction to take place.