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Enhancing Your Healing with Precision: Dry Needling

At Adaptive Physiotherapy & Massage, we are dedicated to advancing your health and recovery with specialized therapies, such as dry needling. Dry needling stands out as a precise and effective technique designed to alleviate pain, ease muscular tension, and accelerate rehabilitation. 

Dry needling is particularly effective for treating a variety of musculoskeletal issues, including acute and chronic pain, muscle spasms, and nerve problems. 

Our services are not only aimed at relieving pain but also at restoring function and improving muscular performance. Whether you are an athlete looking to boost performance, someone recovering from injury, or dealing with persistent pain, our personalized dry needling treatments are designed to address your specific concerns and help you return to a full and active lifestyle.

At Adaptive Physiotherapy & Massage, our physiotherapists are committed to providing you with comprehensive care. We combine our expertise in dry needling with an integrated approach to treatment, which may include other physiotherapy techniques such as manual therapy, exercise prescriptions, and advice on injury prevention. Let us help you achieve optimal health and maximize your body’s potential.

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Please Note: Unlike most local clinics that limit initial consults to 30 minutes and follow-ups to 20 minutes, our appointments are longer; designed with your health in mind. We offer extended length sessions to ensure all your health needs are thoroughly addressed.

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What is Dry Needling?

Dry needling is an advanced therapeutic technique that we at Adaptive Physiotherapy & Massage employ to alleviate pain, reduce inflammation, and relax tight muscles. This treatment specifically targets myofascial trigger points using fine acupuncture needles. It’s a highly effective method for treating a range of issues, including persistent muscle tension, injuries, and functional impairments. Many patients experience immediate relief and significant muscle relaxation following a dry needling session.

Is it safe?

Dry needling is very safe when performed by a trained professional. While it is suitable for most individuals, there are certain conditions—such as diabetes—that may necessitate special considerations. Our physiotherapists are well-versed in these considerations and are committed to ensuring your safety throughout treatment. We use sterile, single-use needles that are safely disposed of after each session. Our team consists of experienced physiotherapists who have undergone specialized training in dry needling to provide you with the highest standard of care.

What conditions can dry needling treat?

At Adaptive Physiotherapy & Massage, dry needling is frequently utilized as part of a comprehensive treatment plan that includes other physiotherapy techniques such as massage, joint mobilizations, stretching, and strengthening exercises. This integrated approach helps us address a wide variety of conditions effectively.

Dry needling is particularly useful for alleviating pain and improving function in conditions such as:

Dry needling works through several physiological mechanisms. For muscle tightness, it is thought to involve stimulating the trigger points within muscles, inducing a “twitch response” or localized muscle contraction. This response helps the muscle to relax more effectively, thereby reducing pain and tension.

Enhancing Recovery, Improving Functionality — Your Gateway to Effective Dry Needling Therapy

Our clients value the targeted approach and significant benefits our dry needling services provide in enhancing their mobility and reducing pain, helping them achieve a higher quality of life each day.

Frequently Asked Question... Will it hurt?

One of the major benefits of dry needling is that it typically causes less discomfort compared to other muscle treatment methods, such as deep tissue massage. Most patients do not feel the needle’s insertion into the trigger point. You might experience a brief twitch or a deep ache that quickly subsides, leading to a feeling of relaxation. Any sensations of dull ache, warmth, or heaviness are generally mild and much less intense than those resulting from more invasive muscular treatments.

Post-treatment, most individuals report little to no soreness, and any tightness or mild ache usually resolves within one to two days—significantly less than what is often experienced after traditional massage or soft tissue therapies.

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