Dry needling is a safe and effective treatment that works by using small needles inserted into the skin to target the myofascial trigger point of the muscle, also known as the muscle “knot”. By targeting this point with a needle, the muscle “knot” is released and blood flow is increased to help relax the muscle, resulting in a feeling of relief from pain and tightness.
Dry needling can be used to treat a number of injuries, pain conditions, and sports injuries. This treatment has a fantastic success rate when it comes to reducing pain, tightness, and stiffness and can be used in clients of all ages and fitness levels. Lorraine Furney is a qualified dry needling specialist offering this service to clients suffering from pain, injury, and muscle tightness anywhere in the body.
Muscle Tightness & Pain
Jaw & Mouth Problems
Chronic Muscle Cramping
What are the benefits of dry needling?
The pain benefit of dry needling is pain relief. As this treatment involves the release of tension and increase of blood flow to muscles, you will feel less pain as well as improved mobility and flexibility after treatment.
How long does it take to notice the effects of dry needling?
In general, you will begin to feel the benefits of dry needling a day or two after your session. These benefits last differently for each person, with most people feeling the full benefits of the treatment (pain alleviation & enhanced movement) for a few weeks afterward.
Is dry needling safe?
Yes. When done by a licensed and registered physiotherapist such as Gorey Physical Therapy, dry needling is completely safe.