Dry NeedlingChartered Physiotherapy in Blackpool, St. Annes, Lytham, Poulton, Cleveleys and Fleetwood
Dry needling is a therapeutic physiotherapy technique that uses acupuncture needles to manage pain and dysfunction caused by muscle stiffness, sinus problems, headaches and nerve pain. Sterile and safe, dry needling is effective because it changes the way your body interprets pain and helping the body to resolve muscle spasms from trigger points.
What’s the difference between acupuncture and dry needling?
Dry needling differs from acupuncture in that needles are inserted at known trigger points around the body, responding to its internal muscular structure. Acupuncture in Chinese medicine can be more associated with a spiritual practice.
What does it feel like?
When properly inserted at effective positions around the body by a trained physiotherapist, most people don’t feel any pain other than a small pinprick and some mild muscle aches. Our expert team have a background in treating elite athletes and can incorporate dry needling’s restorative effects with a wide range of other treatments to hasten an effective recovery.