What is Dry needling therapy?
When it comes to reducing pain, a popular method is dry-needling. This form of health care is growing more broadly used by physiotherapists and podiatrists for treating pain and muscle pains.
Our expert team understands patients discomfort relieved and reduced signs from associated nerve issues in connection with other physiotherapy and podiatry treatments.
This form of therapy is safe, and we use individually packaged, sterile, single-use needles. It is unusual for bleeding or bruising to occur; however, some patients may feel a temporary pain that some patients describe as a small electric shock.
Treatment is usually for 5 to 15 minutes at a time, depending on what a patient’s healing plan requires. Repeating sessions enable the therapy to take significant effect and help ongoing maintenance, primarily when used in conjunction with methods like shockwave therapy.
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In and out techniques
In and out techniques, also called pistoning, periosteal pecking or sparrow pecking. All of which exhibit the needle being moved in an upward and downward position, not leaving the muscle until the end of the session. In other words, the needles don’t sit idle in the muscle for long, they are being constantly moved up and down, stimulating the healing response.
The research behind this technique is that it may stimulate the growth of new capillaries in the soft tissues, thus improving healing and recovery.
Non trigger point technique
Another type of dry needling is called non-trigger point technique. As the name suggests, it does not involve the needle to be inserted into the painful knot/active trigger point. This approach is a more broad spectrum technique which involves working on different parts of the central nervous system and its pain centres.
The therapist will insert the needles around the injured or affected area, to promote the desired outcome of pain relief. This technique is not as painful as traditional dry needling, and can have a therapeutic effect on large muscle groups.