What is Dry Needling?
Dry needling is a treatment that is performed to relieve neuromuscular pain, improve movement restrictions and improve overall function. The treatment involves placing a very thin needle similar to those used in acupuncture directly into the muscle to improve limitations and pain. Several different techniques can be used and each is dependent on the area of the body, the patient, and the patient's medical history.
What conditions benefit from Dry Needling?
Tension type headaches
Whiplash associated disorders
Tennis and Golfer's elbow
Does Dry Needling Hurt?
Typically, no, it doesn't hurt. Some areas of the body, such as hands, feet and face, are more sensitive. However, I adjust the size of the needle and technique based on the area being treated and the patient's tolerance. I've found I can work well even with the most fearful of people. Usually there is some soreness for few hours after needling, similar to having a sore muscle.
Does Dry Needling cost extra?
No, it is included in your session.
Can I just have Dry Needling?
Every patient is treated on an individual basis and some patients require exercise prescription and follow up to maintain improvements. We will address your specific needs during your consultation.
For the past two years, I have had the pleasure of working with Liana using Dry Needling to manage my pain due to underlying arthritis and scoliosis. I have suffered from chronic back and neck spasms for years. She is very intuitive-able to identify specific areas of my back that will benefit from dry needling to relieve spasm. I had no idea what was involved with dry needling when I started and was somewhat apprehensive. Liana worked very slowly and gently communicated as she went along to be sure I was comfortable with the procedure. The relief of the spasms is well worth it. By comparison, dry needling provides a significantly greater degree of spasm relief than other soft tissue work, in my case, lasting for weeks instead of days. I highly recommend this treatment for people with chronic pain from muscle spasm-it’s fantastic!