Many physiotherapists have acquired additional training in the field of dry needling to assist pain relief and muscle function by relieving trigger points. This is a great option for some conditions which are very sensitive such as muscle spasm or highly painful conditions as the needle will release the muscle without requiring the deeper touch of other modalities.
The needles create changes in the tissues by tricking the body into believing it has a need for creating a “healing” response to the foreign needle. This healing response is the bodies natural way to encourage healing in an area.
Dry needling can be very effective for changing muscle tone and relieving pain. For some people, it is reported that dry needling is more comfortable than a deep tissue massage. Although not for everyone the art of using needling to heal has been proven over thou