Dry Needling is the insertion of sterile, single use filament needles directly into myofascial trigger points. Myofascial trigger points are multiple knots within a muscle fibre which can cause and contribute to pain within the body. The needles are inserted into the skin and directly into the myofascial trigger points with little to no discomfort.
Inserting a needle into a trigger points causes biomechanical changes which release the trigger point and alleviates pain. Very often upon insertion of the needles, a “local twitch response” is elicited. This is a desirable effect, which signifies the first step to breaking the pain cycle and releasing tight trigger points within muscles.
Dry Needling is strictly based upon Western medicine principles of treating myofascial trigger points, which are different to traditional acupuncture points. Dry Needling Physiotherapy can be used to treat a variety of conditions including back and neck pain, shoulder and arm pain, headaches, buttock and leg pain (including sciatic pain), calf tightness or cramps.
If Dry Needling is something that interests you then call KW Physio today on 01 468 3432 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our physiotherapists provide high-quality physiotherapy and rehabilitation through a professional and personal service in Dublin, Tallaght.
Conditions We Treat
Kiltipper Woods Physiotherapy Clinic specialises in musculoskeletal, neurological, sports and older adult physiotherapy.
Neurological physiotherapy is is the treatment of individuals who have neurological impairments including traumatic brain injury and stroke.
Musculoskeletal physiotherapy involves assessment and treatment of injuries or conditions of bones, joints and soft tissue (muscle, tendons, ligaments).
Older Adult Physiotherapy
Physiotherapy for older adults has been proven to have many benefits, such as improvements in muscle strength and flexibility as well as balance and mobility.
The primary goal is help the athlete to regain normal, pain-free mobility and return to pre-injury activities as soon as possible.