Integrated Dry Needling
While the name of this treatment may sound a little daunting, dry needling by a physiotherapist is a safe and effective way to reduce pain and restore function.
John is a passionate practitioner of an approach called Integrated Dry Needling. He has trained under Andrew Hutton who is recognised internationally for his skills in this area.
The treatment involves a very fine solid filament needle being applied to a muscular trigger point to activate your body’s healing response. Dry needling can release tight muscle fibres, increase blood flow and reduce both local and referred pain. It is nearly pain-free and can be used on nearly any injury.
Dry needling can help with:
- Lower back pain
- Neck pain
- Shoulder pain
- Myofascial release
- Planar fasciitis
- Many other pain and restricted movement conditions
Dry needling vs acupuncture
While the tools used for dry needling are the same as those used in acupuncture, the technique and theory for how and where the needles are placed are different. Dry needling is based on Western medicine principles and focuses on releasing tension from knots and pressure points in muscles. Acupuncture is based on Eastern medicine traditions and focuses on releasing endorphins to affect the nervous system.
Integrated Dry Needling is a technique that combines the best of the western dry needling technique and the eastern acupuncture version. The best of both worlds.