Dry needling is a technique that has gathered momentum and popularity as a treatment of choice for physiotherapists. The ability of dry needling to release muscular tightness and trigger points makes it a very handy tool to use in the right circumstance. The technique involves the insertion of a fine acupuncture needle directly into a pre-determined tight muscle band or 'trigger point'. Often this elicits a local twitch response in the muscle. This twitch response is the catalyst in the muscle then relaxing and releasing the tight muscle band.
Evidence is forever growing in the field of dry needling, and our therapists believe in the right patient, it can do wonders for reducing muscle tone, decreasing pain and improving movement and settling down a sensitive central nervous system.