What is dry needling?
Dry needling is a method that uses micro filament needles to penetrate muscle tissue to stimulate trigger points to decrease pain and treat impairments in muscle function.
Trigger points are regions of knotted or constantly contracted tissue, the needle enters the area of irritation and can help alleviate the knot.
Acupuncture is based on holistic practices of spiritual alignment and energy focus whereas dry needling is an evidence based treatment focused on the principle of easing muscular tension and pain.
Dry needling can reduce neck, shoulder, back and knee pain along with other forms of musculoskeletal pain, both acute and long-standing .
At JW Physical Health our physios only use single-use sterile needles that are disposed of after each use. All of our physios have taken the appropriate certification courses to ensure standardised, evidence based, safe dry needling techniques.
Here, Seth demonstrates the dry needling of Jason’s left upper trapezius muscle.
Jason carries a lot muscle tension in his upper traps, partly the result of his golf and tennis playing.
The purpose of this procedure is to alleviate the trigger points and knots in the muscle that develop from over activity.
The goal is to produce the involuntary muscle “twitches” that occur when the muscle is stimulated, and can lead to a pain-relieving effect after the treatment has ended.
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