Dry Needling, is another form of soft tissue treatment that is a useful adjunct to manual therapy.
Dry Needle treatment uses sterile single use disposable stainless steel acupuncture needles which penetrate the skin, to help relieve the symptoms of a painful trigger point.
Dry Needling can help to decrease pain and stiffness, increase flexibility and movement. It can also assist in the relief of associated nerve symptoms such as pins and needles and headaches.
Dry Needling can be used for many different issues, some common areas treated with dry needling are; lower back pain and stiffness, neck and shoulder pain and stiffness, tennis elbow and reduction of muscle tension around corkys.
At Callahan Physiotherapy Dry Needling is used in combination with other forms of treatment including; massage, stretching and education to help achieve the best outcomes.