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Dry Needling

NB: This is not acupuncture!

Dry needling is a treatment technique to relieve musculoskeletal pain and tension. It involves the insertion of a thin needle into the patient's muscle, targeted at tight muscular bands or ‘trigger points’ (knots). Dry needling can only be performed by a licensed Physiotherapist.

Is the procedure painful?

In most cases, the insertion of the needle is not felt. The local “twitch response” may provoke a brief pain sensation that many patients describe as a tingling, aching or cramping sensation. These sensations are perfectly normal and even a desirable response. Your physical therapist will make every effort to make your experience as comfortable as possible.

What conditions does dry needling treat?

  • Neck/Back Pain

  • Shoulder Pain

  • Tennis/Golfers Elbow

  • Headaches

  • Hip and Gluteal Pain

  • Knee Pain

  • Achilles Tendonitis/Tendonosis

  • Plantar Fasciitis

  • Sciatica

  • Muscular Strains/Ligament Sprains

  • Chronic Pain

  • Athletic Performance

Tim & Kelly each have 10 years of experience in dry needling since their completion of the post-graduate course. Come visit Cosmetique Clinic for your aches and pains.

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