Dry needling is a technique used at Archview Physiotherapy Clinic as part of treating painful muscle knots, known as myofascial trigger point knots. These needles are 8 times smaller than used for vaccinations, so they generally don’t cause pain worse than the symptoms you are already having. The aim of dry needling is to relieve muscle tightness and pain as well as improving the flexibility of the muscle. It is particularly effective in treating muscles which don’t release well through foam rolling and stretching and with muscles which fatigue fast during exercises training.
Do you ever feel like your legs are tight and heavy when you start back training?
Do you ever feel stiffness or achiness in your neck, shoulders or back after sitting for long hours?
Do you ever get tension headaches?
Do you ever feel like you stretch loads, but not sure your flexibility is not improving?
Do you ever wonder why you can’t achieve some movements or stretches in your yoga class?
Do you ever get cramps in your calves at night?
Do you have pain from teeth grinding or clenching your jaw muscles?
Dry needling has been clinically proven to be an extremely useful tool in all of these cases as well as many others. A typical treatment lasts 30 minutes and although you may feel some tenderness after the session, you will notice an improvement almost immediately or within 24-48 hours.
Anyone experiencing pain can feel a benefit from dry needling. If you’re an athlete trying to return to sport, or you were in an accident, maybe even if you just have general muscle stiffness and achiness caused by long hours at the desk, dry needling will have a benefit. To book an appointment please contact our reception desk on 014913228 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Written by Shannon Byrne