Dry needling is an effective treatment modality that targets trigger points with an insertion of a single-use disposable needle. Needle, as small as 0.25 mm, is often painless when first inserted into the surface of targeted area.
Unlike traditional Chinese acupuncture that is delivered via meridian point insertion, dry needling specifically aims for remission of local pain, targeting symptomatic trigger points. Utilizing the knowledge of anatomy and neurochemical pathway, it is helpful in bringing immediate pain relief, and is backed by strong evidence for its application in modern physiotherapy practice.
Our physiotherapist has years of experience in dry needling application and would only recommend such procedure to suitable candidates.
Safety screening is essential and forms part of physiotherapy assessment for dry needling.