A technique to treat myofascial pain and assist in your recovery
How is dry needling performed?
Using a clean technique,acupuncture needles are inserted directly into trigger points. The clinician will gently piston the needle around the trigger point. Once the clinician is satisfied with the response, they will remove the needle and move on to a different area.
What does dry needling feel like?
You may feel an ache or some mild discomfort in the area where the needle is placed. You will also likely feel your muscle twitch involuntarily when the trigger point is released by the needle. After the dry needling, you may feel some soreness, but this can be minimized with light stretching and heat application as directed by your health care professional. Within 24 hours, you should notice some improvement in the symptoms you were experiencing prior to your dry needling session.
Is Dry Needling the same as Acupuncture?
The techniques and theories of dry needling differ from Acupuncture, though the same style of needle is used for both treatments. Acupuncture is rooted in Traditional Chinese Medicine practices, whereas Dry Needling follows a medical-anatomical approach to treating pain and dysfunction.
Is there an extra cost?
No, the cost of the dry needling treatment is built into the price of your physiotherapy session at New Horizons Rehabilitation.
Is Dry needling safe?
When performed correctly, there is minimal risk of adverse outcomes following dry needling. Your healthcare provider will review the risks and benefits of performing the treatment with you, discuss how they will minimize the risks, and make sure you provide informed consent before they perform any dry needling.