Dry needling is a safe and effective technique used by our trained and certified physiotherapists to treat musculoskeletal presentations. Although dry needling uses the same tools as acupuncture, it differs in technique and treatment goals.
Trigger points, tight bands in the muscle fibre can disrupt function, restrict your range of motion, cause tenderness, or refer pain to other areas of the body. The physio's goal in using dry needling is to reduce your pain and restore function to the affected area by inactivating the trigger points and increasing blood flow. Dry needling can be used to treat shoulder, elbow, neck, heel, hip, knee and back pain (Sánchez-Infante et al., 2021).