DRY NEEDLING

Abbie is Rejuvenate Therapy’s Dry Needling Therapist.

Appointments for dry needling can be booked alongside a massage treatment or as a separate appointment.

Dry Needling is available with Abbie on Mondays & Wednesdays 3pm-8pm.

Call 07921286758 to discuss and book your appointment!

What is Dry Needling?

Dry needling is a technique used by physical therapists for the treatment of pain and movement impairments. The technique uses a “dry” needle, one without medication or injection, inserted through the skin into areas of the muscle.

Please note: Dry needling is different to acupuncture, a practice based on traditional Chinese medicine and performed by acupuncturists.

What does it do?

Physical therapists use dry needling with the goal of releasing trigger points to relieve pain or improve range of motion. Research supports that dry needling improves pain, reduces muscle tension, and normalizes dysfunctions of the motor end plates, the sites at which nerve impulses are transmitted to muscles. This can help speed up the return to active rehabilitation.

What is Dry Needling?

Dry needling is a technique used by physical therapists for the treatment of pain and movement impairments. The technique uses a “dry” needle, one without medication or injection, inserted through the skin into areas of the muscle.

Please note: Dry needling is different to acupuncture, a practice based on traditional Chinese medicine and performed by acupuncturists.

What does it do?

Physical therapists use dry needling with the goal of releasing trigger points to relieve pain or improve range of motion. Research supports that dry needling improves pain, reduces muscle tension, and normalizes dysfunctions of the motor end plates, the sites at which nerve impulses are transmitted to muscles. This can help speed up the return to active rehabilitation.

Please call 07921286758 to discuss Dry Needling

Dry Needling can help with:

  • Many musculoskeletal issues can be aided by dry needling. Most commonly, it is used for chronic neck or back pain at any age.
  • Trigger points – Chronic trigger points are pain that often develops over several years or may be hidden for a while and sometimes grow worse. Active trigger points can produce radiating and intense pain caused by overuse or misuse of a muscle such as improper form.
  • Tennis Elbow – Dry needling the lateral aspect of the shoulder can help release the lateral epicondylitis.
  • Sciatica – Dry needling in back, glutes and leg muscles can help take the pressure off the sciatic nerve.
  • Improves range motion – If you’re someone who is constantly on the move, having fluid movement and a full range of motion is important. Dry needling can help reduce pain and improve overall function of your muscles, so you won’t feel constant discomfort.
  • Speeds up recovery – With dry needling, patients have experienced quicker pain relief and improved range of motion.
  • Intramuscular stimulation – Research has shown that dry needling is an effective technique for decreasing pain and increasing function in patient populations such as herniated discs, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia, whiplash and headache.
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Dry Needling Therapist Abbie Maxwell

What kind of needles are involved?

Dry needling involves a thin filiform needle that penetrates the skin and stimulates underlying myofascial trigger points, muscles and connective tissues. The needle allows a therapist to target tissues that are not manually palpable.

Physical therapists wear gloves when dry needling, consistent with Standard Precautions. The sterile needles are disposed of in a medical sharps collector.

What are the risks?

  • Drowsiness, tiredness or dizziness occurs after treatment in a small number of patients
  • Minor bleeding or bruising occurs after dry needling and is considered normal

Contraindications

  • Needle Phobia
  • Anticoagulant medication
  • Lymphodema
  • Pregnancy

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