Dry needling & Acupuncture
What is dry needling?
Dry needling is a treatment technique involving needling introduced to your skin and the soft tissue below, aiming for trigger points of your muscles (needles do not contain any substance).
What is the difference between dry needling and acupuncture?
Both treatments are similar, using stainless steel needles inserted into skin tissue. However, acupuncture is a type of traditional Chinese medicine centred on the body’s energy and meridians, transferring blood flow to alternative areas to alleviate pain rather than focus upon scientific evidence.
What can dry needling or acupuncture help with?
- Restore muscle function
- Heal muscle and tissue damage
- Reduce pain and stiffness
- Reduce inflammation
- Increase flexibility and range of motion
- Improved sleep
Are there any risks?
As with any physiotherapy treatment, potential risks are involved (although the likelihood is very low!). The most common side effects include: bruising, bleeding and temporary soreness.
I’m interested – what do I do now?
A consultation with our Physiotherapists will inform you whether or not you are suitable for receiving dry needling or acupuncture.
An appointment (or any further queries) can be made on our website, or alternatively, you can contact the clinic on 6161 0690 or firstname.lastname@example.org