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Acupuncture

DRY NEEDLING

Helping you manage your pain.

I use dry needling as part of my physiotherapy treatment and only after a thorough assessment to ensure that it is appropriate and safe for you.

During a dry needling treatment, one or more thin, monofilament needles are inserted into a tight area of muscle or "trigger point". A trigger point is a local band of tight, irritable and dysfunctional muscle tissue. This often emerges because of injury, overuse or poor movement patterns.

When dry needling is applied to an affected muscle or trigger point, it can decrease muscle tightness, increase blood flow and reduce pain. Clients often report immediate relief after treatment but it is also normal for the area to ache for up to 24 hours after treatment. The needles remain in your muscle for a short period of time — between 10 seconds and 20 minutes — during treatment. This depends on the treatment location, number of needles used and treatment goals.


Normally you will need 4-6 sessions initially and then may benefit from regular "top up" sessions. I use dry needling in conjunction with exercise and other manual therapy techniques.

To try dry needling session, book a musculoskeletal initial assessment (if you are new to the clinic or have a new injury/pain) or a musculoskeletal follow up appointment. 

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