Here at Waverley Myotherapy Clinic we use dry needling (also known as myofascial acupuncture) as one of our tools to alleviate pain and restrictions of the musculoskeletal system. As degree qualified Myotherapists we learn dry needling during our course and therefore have years of experience before we graduate; furthermore some of our practitioners have been practicing for over 10 years now. There is no doubt we are the experts when it comes to dry needling!

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What does Dry Needling entail?

Dry Needling is also known as myofascial acupuncture. It’s when we insert a acupuncture style needle into a myofascial trigger point to relieve pain and tension.

 It’s Less painful than pressure point release for trigger points so it is good for people who find it difficult to tolerate pressure pointing techniques and it’s faster acting too. We often get patients specifically requesting dry needling which we are more than happy to oblige.

We use single use acupuncture needles that are disposed of straight away and then we apply pressure to the area to avoid post treatment soreness and bruising. In addition we stay in the room with you and in cases where you have presented with multiple sites of pain we can work on another area while the dry needles are deactivating the myofascial trigger points saving you time and money.

Sometimes we use a tens machine attached to the acupuncture needles which is called electro-needling to help further stimulate the area. If you have a fear of needles, it’s most likely that you will be able to tolerate dry needling furthermore the needles are so thin you can tie them in a knot when long enough! We have had many clients with a fear of needles who have been absolutely fine with the dry needling.

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What conditions can Dry Needling help with?

  • Tight muscles from gym, boot-camp or sport
  • Torn muscle to increase blood flow and aid repair
  • Low back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Headache and Migraine
  • Poor posture from computer work
  • Overuse injury from computer work
  • Sporting and recreational activity injuries
  • Disc Bulge by relieving surrounding tight muscles and combining with exercises
  • Facet joint irritation
  • Arthritis
  • Sciatica and other pinched nerves in the neck and back
  • Scoliosis and Kyphosis of the spine
  • Knee pain or clicking
  • Ankle pain or clicking
  • Hip pain or clicking
  • Groin pain
  • Wrist pain
  • Tennis and Golfers elbow
  • Shoulder dysfunction or pain
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • SIJ pain
  • and much more…
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