By Free Motion Physiotherapy

  • You may have heard of a treatment technique called Dry needling and wondered what exactly it is or if it’s something that may be helpful for you.

  • While the name of the procedure may sound intimidating, dry needling is safe, minimally discomforting and often an effective technique for patients with certain musculoskeletal presentations. Dry needling is a treatment performed by skilled, trained physiotherapists, certified in the procedure. A fine “thread-like” needle penetrates the skin to stimulate the deeper tissues.

  • Dry needling is used to reach the skeletal muscles, fascia and connective tissue, and assists in treating muscular trigger points and movement dysfunction within those structures.