Dry needling is a treatment technique that is derived from Eastern Medicines acupuncture. It is widely used for the treatment of muscle tightness or spasm, and often in chronic pain. Dry needling is the placement of a needle into a “trigger point” (the knots in muscles) to elicit a twitch response. It works to change muscle tightness and pain through stimulating the neural system known as the needle effect.
Our physiotherapists may incorporate dry needling into your treatment session, if warranted.