Dry Needling Can Reduce Pain Related to Trigger Points in Muscles
Dry Needling – also know as Myofascial Trigger Point Dry Needling – is a specialist technique that may be introduced by the Physiotherapist during a treatment session. It involves a very thin needle being pushed through the skin to stimulate a trigger point within a muscle. Trigger points are irritable, hard “knots” that may cause pain over a large area, leading to difficulty performing everyday tasks. Dry needling may release the tight muscle bands associated with trigger points and lead to decreased pain and improved function.
The American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT) reports: ‘Research supports that dry needling improves pain control, reduces muscle tension, normalizes biochemical and electrical dysfunction of motor end plates, and facilitates an accelerated return to active rehabilitation’.
Our Dry Needling Certified Physiotherapists are highly trained in this evidence-based treatment technique and use it where appropriate to assist patients in optimal performance, reduction in pain and rehabilitation.
If you would be interested in discussing this technique with one of the team they would be pleased to hear from you. Simply call 0208 704 5998 or complete our contact form here.