Once the dysfunction or imbalance has been corrected with dry needling and other physiotherapy modalities, we give you an individual treatment plan that involves stretches and strengthening to enable the body to maintain the appropriate balance.
The two techniques both involve the use of solid filament needles. The main difference is the theories that they are based on. Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese technique that aims to modulate ones internal chemistry. Acupuncture works on a principle of ‘chi’. Chi circulates in the body along twelve major pathways, called meridians, each linked [...]
Dry needling is a very effective means of addressing a wide range of acute and chronic conditions that cause pain or hinder mobility, including but not limited to, back and neck pain, headaches, muscular tightness, sporting injuries, tennis/golfers elbow and rotator cuff injuries.
Post treatment soreness is possible and may last for 1-3 days after dry needling of active trigger points. Having one standard alcoholic beverage (i.e. a glass of wine) can decrease these effects as well as the application of ice or heat to a painful area. Although your muscles may feel achy and tired afterwards, it [...]
Depending on your condition and if it is acute or chronic, the amount of sessions you may require will vary. Some people notice improvements following their first session, finding that the problem muscles are less taut and contracted, and that they are able to move with more freedom. Most people find that after 3-4 sessions [...]
Generally the needle insertion is not felt. During the process you may feel a dull ache within the muscle or heaviness within the limbs. If a local twitch response is elicited it may feel like a cramping sensation or a small electric shock- as mentioned previously the local twitch effect is good and a desirable [...]