Dry needling is a form of therapy that involves the use of thin, solid needles to target trigger points in the muscles / connective tissues to treat musculoskeletal pain and movement issues. It is a technique used by trained healthcare professionals such as Physical therapists, Chiropractors, and Acupuncturists to relieve pain and improve muscle function.
The technique involves inserting the needles into/ near the trigger points or knots in the muscles, which are believed to be responsible for pain, discomfort, and restricted movement. The needles are inserted without any medication or injection, hence the term "dry" needling.
Dry needling is based on the theory that stimulating the trigger points can activate the body's natural healing response and release tension in the muscles and connective tissues.
Dry needling can be used to treat a variety of conditions, including: -
The number of treatments needed depends on the severity and duration of the condition. Some patients may experience immediate relief after the first treatment, while others may require multiple sessions over several weeks or months.
It is important to note that dry needling is not a stand-alone treatment and should be used in combination with other therapies such as exercise, stretching, and manual therapy.
In conclusion, dry needling is a safe and effective therapy that can help alleviate pain and improve muscle function. It is a useful tool and can be a valuable addition to a comprehensive treatment plan.
Taping is one of the tools in Revital Rehabilitation Program used by our Physiotherapists to relieve both acute /chronic pain, and to support the structures to facilitate healing. Taping has been proven significantly in providing support, decrease inflammation, decrease pain and improve overall muscle performance.
Types of taping:
Intended Purpose and Effect of Taping Techniques
The tape is commonly used by physiotherapists to:
Aims of Taping:
Tape may be used to: