What is Dry Needling?
Most people have heard of acupuncture but may not have heard of Dry Needling. So what is the difference? Dry needling is aligned with current western medicine principles and sports medicine. It involves the insertion of fine needles into tight areas of muscles known as trigger points.
It is an excellent adjunct to soft tissue massage by helping reduce muscular pain and improve or restore function. It can be an effective form of treatment for many musculoskeletal conditions such as headaches, tennis elbow and lower back pain. In comparison Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) acupuncture involves the use of meridians or pathways that are believed to regulate the body’s energy or “chi” maintaining it in a constant state of balance. Current research is growing for its effectiveness in the management of musculoskeletal conditions.
Dry Needling Melbourne
At South Melbourne Physio our physiotherapists have extensive experience in dry needling and can offer it as part of your physiotherapy consultation at no extra charge.