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At Wellness Osteo, we are osteopaths who focus on achieving optimal health and wellness, which means treating you and sharing our expertise with you. Read on for the ins and outs of osteopathy.


What is dry needling?

What is dry Needling?


Dry needling is a technique that involves inserting a single use solid needle into muscle tissue. It differs from acupuncture because dry needling is aimed at specific muscle to release muscular tension where as acupuncture aims to influence the body using traditional Chinese medicine principals. The term “dry” refers to the fact that these needles are not injecting anything in, or with drawing blood from the tissue.


Does it hurt?


Everyone experiences pain differently but generally it shouldn’t hurt. Most people feel a short scratch as the needle in inserted, this is often followed by a deep aching or heavy sensation that will dissipate within about a minute, often the practitioner will move the needle slightly to try to elicit a “twitch response” at which time you may feel a slight muscle spasm.


What are the benefits of Dry needling?

  • Decreased pain

  • Increased muscle function

  • Decreased muscle tightness

  • Increase range of motion

  • Encourage local healing


Dry needling is just one of the fantastic treatment techniques used at Wellness Osteo, to find out whether this technique may benefit you please discuss this further with our team.