Dry needling is derived from Eastern Medicine needling concepts for the relief of pain and muscular tension.

Dry needling is a treatment modality that uses fine gauge (acupuncture) needles to directly treat muscle tension, trigger points, joint mobility and symptoms of pain and irritation of myofascial origin. A muscular dysfunction commonly treated with dry needling is a muscular trigger point. Research has shown that trigger points have an altered biochemical nature that can create pain, inflammation and movement restriction.

When performing dry needling, the therapist will elicit a local twitch response in these points and this response has been shown to decrease inflammatory biochemicals and stimulate the neural system in the tissue.

The result?

  • Improved tissue health
  • Less pain
  • Increased range and function

At Performance Medicine dry needling may be utilised as part of your treatment by your sports or dance physio or myotherapist.

Let your muscle tension go and let your muscles be freeā€¦