VIDEO - WHY DOES A MYOTHERAPIST USE DRY NEEDLING?
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Why does my Myotherapist use Dry Needling and what is it?
Dry Needling involves inserting very small acupuncture needles into the skin, muscles or ligaments in the body to create a response. The term “dry” refers to the fact the needle has no liquid being injected, rather the needle itself mechanically stimulating different body parts.
Dry Needling has become an increasingly common technique used by Myotherapists and Physiotherapists alike. It can be used to treat a range of injuries and painful muscle and joint conditions. Myotherapists often use the dry needling technique to help address muscle tightness or tension, swelling or pain. It’s extremely effective as it targets specific trigger points. in the body. It disrupts bands of contracted muscle fibres, this is beneficial as it allows those muscle fibres to relax and let go of the contraction, therefore improving blood flow and oxygenation to the area, reducing muscle aches, increasing the length of the muscle and therefore improving range of motion for the affected joints.