What is Dry Needling and what actually happens in a treatment?


What is Dry Needling?

Dry needling is the treatment of muscle pain using acupuncture needles.

I have filmed a 2 min video above of me delivering dry needling to the upper traps so you can see what happens.

Which conditions respond well to Dry Needling therapy?

Because muscles are almost always involved in the most common physical injuries, Dry Needling can help with conditions such as;

  • Low back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Tension headaches
  • Shoulder pain
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Golfer’s elbow
  • Tennis elbow
  • Knee pain
  • Ankle sprains
  • Post exercise muscle soreness
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Muscle tension/strains & joint stiffness

How does dry needling work?

Dry needling woks by relaxing muscle fibres, reducing pain & restoring normal function. It has wide ranging effects including improving joint mobility, restoring muscle strength, reducing muscle pain & even reducing inflamed soft tissues following acute injuries.

What if I don’t like needles?

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Best Exercises for sciatica

How often should I do exercises for helping my back pain?

Try and perform these exercises every day. You should find your pain eases within 2 weeks and will normally pass in 4 - 6 weeks. However it's important you see a GP if your pain does not improve within a few years. 

Knee to chest stretch

On your back on the floor. Place a small, flat cushion or book under your head. Bend your knees and keep your feet straight and hip-width apart. Keep your upper body relaxed and your chin gently tucked in.

Bring your knees in towards your chest and hold it with both hands. Hold for 20 to 30 seconds with controlled relaxing deep breaths.


Leg Stretch 

On your back. Place a small, flat cushion under your head. Bend your knees and keep your feet straight and hip-width apart. 

Bend one knee up towards your chest. Hold the back of your upper leg with both hands, then slowly straighten the knee. Hold for 20 to 30 seconds, taking deep breaths. Bend the knee and return to the...

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