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Dry Needling/ Acupuncture

Acupuncture

All our Physiotherapists are qualified to perform Dry Needling. Dry Needling is a technique used to assist relaxation of muscles. At Physio Plus we use a specific form of acupuncture called Dry Needling. This technique is used to reduce pain, and specifically to eliminate trigger points in tight muscle bands. Dry needling of a myofascial trigger point will elicit a local twitch response, which is an involuntary spinal cord reflex that results in a gradual relaxation of the muscle and associated trigger point. While patients often feel great relief following an acupuncture/dry needling session, we will often use it alongside other hands-on techniques to assist in maintaining the improved muscle function and joint movement.

Benefits:

  • Relaxation of muscles and elimination of knots formed in muscles

  • Stimulation of the body's natural opiate-like chemicals (endorphin & serotonin) to assist muscle relaxation and pain relief