Dry Needling

Fast & Effective Pain Relief For Many Conditions

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Headaches & Migraines


Back Pain


Neck & Shoulder Pain


Carpal Tunnel


Frozen Shoulder

Improved Mobility and Flexibility




Manual Therapy

Joint & Disc Pain

How It Works

Dry needling is a modern innovative treatment designed for fast pain relief. It uses the musculoskeletal model which focuses on Anatomy, Biomechanics, and Individual Muscle. It is a modern medical practice that is often associated with Acupuncture but aside from providing Pain Relief and using similar tools the philosophy and treatments are very different.

Dry needling has Longer Needles and can reach into Deep Tissue which is not accessible by acupuncture or manual therapy. This technique is used by physiotherapists, chiropractors, acupuncturists, and medical doctors to relieve muscle pain, cramping, tension, improve range of motion, mobility and flexibility.

Conditions Treated With Dry Needling

  • Joint & Disc Issues
  • Tendinitis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Migraine & Headaches
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Back, Neck & Shoulder Pain
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Sciatica
  • And Much More

Our muscles sometimes develop knotted areas called trigger points. These trigger points are muscles that are overworked and are in a constant state of spasm & contraction. Thin stainless steel filiform needles are inserted deep into the muscle to release tension which makes the nerve contract and soften right away.

Common Questions About Dry Needling

How Fast Will I See Results?

In some cases results are instant but you will feel sore the day of treatment. In most cases, you will feel a huge relief the next day and can be back to your regular daily routine within 24 hours. Some patients depending on their condition will require more sessions.

Are There Side Effects?

Dry needling is usually considered very safe. Most side effects are minor to none, which include:

  • Temporary soreness
  • Mild bleeding after treatment
  • Bruising around the injected area
  • Mild pain during or after treatment

Dry needling is not painful but it is uncomfortable and you will feel muscle contraction.

Who Is Not Recommended Dry Needling?

  • Pregnant women
  • People who are afraid of needles
  • People taking blood thinners
  • Recently undergone surgery

You should always consult your doctor or physiotherapist if the treatment is right for you and your condition.