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What is the difference between dry needling and acupuncture?

This is a question that comes up all the time in the clinic. Whilst dry needling and acupuncture seem to be the same thing, they are very different. In fact the only thing they really have in common is that they use the same type of needles. You see in acupuncture and dry needling we use acupuncture needles. These needles are really thin - 0.25mm (1/4 of a millimetre), so they are nothing like hypodermic needles and that is why you can’t really feel them when they go in. A human hair is anywhere from 0.08 - 0.12mm thick, so these needles are around the thickness of 2-3 hairs. What separates Dry Needling and Acupuncture is the approach and philosophy. Acupuncture is based in traditional Chine

How much do you know about the ITB?

If your first question is “what on earth is the ITB” then this post is definitely for you. Even if you feel you are all over it then you may be surprised there are a couple of quirky things about the ITB that people often overlook. Firstly the ITB or Iliotibial band is a band of connective tissue that runs down the side of your leg. It is notorious for being very painful to the touch, especially when getting it massaged or foam rolling it. It can also cause pain in the outside of the knee and hip and can be one of the most obvious causes of pain in this region. It often gets really tight from things like running, cycling and jumping as it works to stabilise the hip and knee. It can also tigh

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