What is Dry Needling?
Dry needling is a treatment technique in which we use a thin, solid filament needle to deactivate and/or desensitize trigger points in muscles without injecting any substance (hence “dry”). At Royal City Physio we use dry needling in combination with therapeutic exercise, to help re-train and re-establish more appropriate movement patterns. Learn More
Dry Needling vs Acupuncture
While the needles for both dry needling and acupuncture are the same, the approach is quite different. Acupuncture is based on ancient Eastern medicine, and the main goal is to balance and restore energy flow throughout the body by inserting needles along meridian lines, which represent the body’s organs. Dry needling, on the other hand, is based on anatomy and neurophysiology, and its aim is to alter dysfunctional muscle to improve and restore function, reduce pain, and influence the nervous system. Learn More
Is Dry Needling Right for Me?
Dry needling can help treat a number of conditions. For example, dry needling has shown positive results in the treatment of tendonitis, rotator cuff impingement, low back and neck pain, tension headaches, carpal tunnel, and plantar fasciitis. Reach out to us for more information, and to find out if dry needling is right for you.