Dry Needling Canley Heights
Dry Needling Canley Heights, our physiotherapists are all trained to provide dry needling / acupuncture services for all parts of the body. We are able to treat a whole range of conditions using dry needling / acupuncture techniques in adjunct to our manual therapy skills.
What is the difference between acupuncture and dry needling?
Dry needling involves the insertion of very tiny acupuncture needles of roughly 0.2mm to 0.5mm gauge into certain trigger points in the body. Usually there is a dull ache felt and sometimes there is twitching or spasming of the muscle. Post needling soreness can vary depending on the area and amount of dry needling done. If you do experience soreness you can perform isometric exercises and use a heat pack onto the muscle.
The difference between dry needling and acupuncture is that a flossing technique is utilised in dry needling, that is the needle is flossed in and out intermittently into the area. The other difference is that in dry needling the needle is inserted into trigger points whilst in acupuncture they are put into meridian points and usually left in for about 5minutes or more.
If you do not know what a trigger point is, we will be uploading a blog very soon so stay tuned in the next coming week. BLOG.
Common conditions that dry needling / acupuncture can be helpful for:
- Muscle tears
- Back pain
- Bulging disc
- Herniated disc
- Slipped disc
- Spinal stenosis
- Neck pain
- Ankle sprains
- Tennis elbow
- Rotator cuff injuries
- Shoulder impingement
- Knee pain
- Chronic pain
- Jaw pain
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Post surgery
- sports injuries.
What results can dry needling / acupuncture provide?
Dry needling can help accelerate recovery and get you back to full function by stimulating the treating tissue and allowing the body to "reprogram" how that muscle works. For example in tight muscles sometimes it does not work the way it should and stimulating it with a needle can give it a good twitch it needs. There is alot of neurophysiological processes that go on but we will keep things simple. If you would like to know the science behind it check out our dry needling blog.
Our practitioners are APA qualified to provide dry needling services.
If you would like to know more about dry needling and what it is you can visit our blog page here.
Contact us to get some dry needling / acupuncture today!