Dry Needling is the effective treatment of muscular pain and myofascial dysfunction through the stimulation and relaxation of trigger points. It is a procedure in which filiform (thread-like) needles are inserted into the skin and muscle directly at a Myofascial Trigger point.
Trigger points are a hyper irritable spot in skeletal muscle that are associated with myofascial, the soft tissue that covers our muscles. When the myofascia is stressed from overuse or trauma it can tear and adhere together. These adhesion points are called trigger points and can prevent the muscle from working well.
Dry Needling of a trigger point will elicit a local twitch response, which is an involuntary spinal cord reflex in which the muscle fibres in the tight band of muscle contract. The local twitch response invokes a healing response and is believed to work by activating endogenous opioids, our body’s natural pain relief.
Dry Needling may help’
- Muscle pain
- Neck and back pain
- Frozen shoulder
- Pelvic and pain associated with Pregnancy
- General muscle a pain and stiffness.
Deevotion offers Dry Needling as a stand alone treatment or combined with a 30 min or 60 min Remedial massage for long lasting effective results.