13 November 2023
Unlocking the benefits of dry needling.
Hey there! I’m Vanessa and as an Osteopath I am always looking at ways which I can help my patients to improve their wellbeing. That is why I decided to qualify in dry needling.
You maybe new to the concept of dry needling. So here is some information to help you decide whether you would like to have it included in your next treatment.
Dry needling is a technique used where a small needle is inserted into a trigger point or taut band of muscle. It helps to reduce pain.
A trigger point is an area of hypersensitive muscle. It can cause muscle tension, dysfunction and pain. And it can also limit joint ranges of movement.
There are several benefits which may be achieved:
Pain reduction – When a needle is inserted in to the muscle, endorphins are released. This helps to interrupt the pain cycle.
When dry needling is done by a qualified healthcare practitioner it is considered a safe and therapeutic technique. As with any medical procedure there are potential side effects to be considered, which include discomfort during treatment or post treatment soreness which could last for up to 24 hours. Bruising at the needle site can sometimes happen too.
If you’re considering dry needling as part of your osteopathic treatment plan, you can schedule an appointment with me at Bodyfix Clinic on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.