All our physiotherapists at Down South Physio are trained in Dry Needling. This is a treatment technique in which a sterile single-use, thin filiform needle (acupuncture needle) is inserted into a myofascial trigger point (knots in muscle) to decrease pain and improve function. Scientific evidence has shown the positive effects dry needling has on inhibiting pain signals in our nervous system and providing effective pain relief. Additionally, the needles work to relax the contracted muscle fibers and increase the blood supply to the area to promote a healing response.
Dry Needling has been shown to be beneficial in the management of the following conditions:
-Acute and chronic back/neck pain
-Tension type and migraine headaches
-Pelvic girdle pain
-Tennis elbow pain