What is Dry Needling?
Dry needling is a very effective treatment for musculo-skeletal pain and injury. It is great for chronic pain (pain that has been there for a long time) and can also be used for acute pain. It uses acupunture needles (which are very thin, muchthinnner than a needle a doctor would use) inserted into the affected tissue such as muscular trigger points, fascial restrictions or adhesions in tissue.
It works by releasing trigger points in muscles, adhesions in fascia and helps to bring vital nutrients to tissue tears. Releasing this tissue can then then take pressure off joints. Dry needling brings nutrients through blood flow to areas of soft tissue that have restricted blood flow. By increasing this blood flow muscle tissue gets the nutrients it needs to heal and let go.
Dry needling is a safe and effective treatment when given by a qualified, experienced practitioner such as those at Muscle Therapy Australia.
Dry needling is most effective when used in conjunction with soft tissue work and stretching. We always integrate soft tissue work and stretching with our dry needling and that is what makes the difference.
All practitioners are certified in Dry Needling.