Dry Needling Therapy in Albany
Dry needling is a skilled intervention and Western Medicine’s approach to traditional acupuncture. Based on scientific research, dry needling uses thin needles to target trigger points in the muscles and connective tissue, with the aim of initiating healing, reducing pain and improving function. Dry needling is often used in conjunction with other physiotherapy treatments, such as manual therapy, education and exercise.
What is Dry Needling & How Does It Work?
Dry needling is primarily used for pain relief and improving muscular function. By inserting specialised needles into muscular trigger points, dry needling aims to release tension, accelerate healing and alleviate pain by deactivating these trigger points. When the needle is inserted, it stimulates twitch response in the affected muscle, which can help to relax it and improve blood flow to the area.
Benefits of Dry Needling
There are many benefits of dry needling including reduced pain, improved range of motion and enhanced overall muscle function. Dry needling is often used as part of a comprehensive physiotherapy treatment plan for conditions such as musculoskeletal pain and spasms, sports injuries, chronic pain, and post-surgical recovery for effective relief of various muscular and myofascial issues.