Dry Needling is a treatment technique using a sterile, single-use, fine needle that’s inserted into the muscle to release myofascial trigger points and improve muscle function. While the name itself sounds painful, dry needling is very safe, provides minimal discomfort and provides our clients with a range of benefits.
A myofascial trigger point is a group of muscle fibres that have shortened when activated and are unable to return to their original length. This is also commonly known as a knot in the muscle. These trigger points cause the muscle fibres to become so tight, that they compress the capillaries and nerves, causing muscle movement to be restricted. Through Dry Needling, we’re able to reduce our client’s pain, while also restoring function back to the muscle.
How does it work?
The Dry Needling process involves the fine needles being inserted gently through the skin to the muscle at the knot or trigger point. When the body recognises this as a foreign object, the body will respond and send blood to the area. As a result, the blood fills the trigger point to release the tension and wash out any nasty acid build-up, allowing the healing process to begin.
Why do we use Dry Needling during recovery?
Dry Needling is one technique that is always a part of a larger treatment plan. Dry Needling targets certain pain points, which can reduce pain, inflammation and pressure on the muscles.
Dry Needling also improves the overall range of motion, as this treatment eliminates the constant discomfort of an injury. This method results in quicker pain relief for patients, as it promotes a speedy recovery time.
We understand that each treatment journey is different, and Dry Needling will not be the last technique tried. It will be one of many methods assessed and used to get you back on track.
The team at Progressive will work with you to get you back to your training or everyday tasks, pain-free. With a holistic approach, we will work with you and choose the best methods for your rehabilitation journey.