Dry needling can be used as a stand-alone treatment, but is most often used in our practice in conjunction with spinal manipulation or sports massage giving you the most effective treatment within the time given.
Dry needling involves the insertion of fine acupuncture needles into trigger points or tight bands of muscle tissue allowing a parasympathetic response (relaxation) to the neuromuscular system.
It is a safe and effective method of treatment that can alter the pain threshold and pain perception in the acute and chronic stages of injury.
A myofascial trigger point consists of multiple contraction knots, which are related to the production and maintenance of the pain cycle.
Dry needling can be used in most cases the majority of the time and with equal or better effect than other manual techniques used.
There is a remarkable absence of post treatment tissue soreness leaving you ready to return to training or work with little or no discomfort the following day.
"Good to get a quick needle up and check up with Optimum Muscle Care - what would I do without you Greg!..."