Dry Needling is a specific modality that utilises tiny sterile acupuncture like needles as way to release myofascial trigger points and or areas of acute injury.
Myotherpists are masters of Dry needling as they dedicate a large portion of their study to the skill. It is vital to be able to establish what approach of Dry Needling is best suited to each individual, it is important the patient not be in pain during this treatment.
Unfortunately there are many types of therapists practicing Dry needling with very little knowledge in the best methods of practice, as they have only done a few weekends to obtain the skill, I would strongly advise people be aware of this and to only seek dry needling treatment from a therapist that has done extensive study in the varied approaches to dry needling so that you get the best results.
Myofascial trigger points where initially released using large hypodermic needles injecting a local anaesthetic, once they discovered it was the needle itself providing the pain relief by inserting them directly into the trigger points, the system of dry needling took over as it provides a natural approach and is allot more comfortable.
Dry needling is a wonderful alternative therapy for getting rid of pain and injuries, We at the Pain & Injury Clinic are specialists at performing a variety of different treatment methods that best suits you. Glenn Austen is a highly qualified clinical Myotherapist that has completed the four year degree in Myotherapy and has comprehensive knowledge and experience and can employ the best dry needling techniques that will provide you with a painless approach to treating your pain or injury.