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What is Dry Needling?

Updated: Jan 27

Dry Needling is a treatment modality that uses extra fine acupuncture needles to break up trigger points or “knots” in muscle.


It is called “dry” because nothing gets injected into the tissues. The needle on its own stimulates the trigger points and causes the nervous system to respond by relaxing the muscle.


Dry Needling is backed by extensive research and can be a very effective adjunct to other treatment modalities for a variety of conditions or injuries.


During treatment, the fine needles are inserted into the area of concern and left for up to 10 minutes. The feeling can range from tenderness or achy to feeling nothing at all. Several people even report not being able to feel the needles going in or coming out.


At Trilogy Physiotherapy Christina Hart and Naren Vasudeva are fully qualified and experienced dry needling practitioners. Some of the conditions they treat with dry needling include: muscular pain and tightness, Tennis Elbow, Achilles tendon pain, back and neck pain and headaches.


If you are interested in learning more about dry needling or would like to give it a try, please contact us today!


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