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Dry Needling - 1Dry Needling is a highly effective treatment for pain, spasm, nerve irritation and muscle relaxation.

It is a very safe and effective form of pain relief, and here at Gosforth Physio & Wellness we have had great success in using this technique to treat a range of injuries and conditions…


Injuries We Treat

Achiles Tendonitis Plantar Fasciitis ITB Syndrome Piriformis Syndrome Neck Pain
Tennis Elbow Calf Pain Muscle Spasm Overactive Muscle Gluteal Pain

Dry Needling: how it works and how it helps...

An acupuncture needle is inserted into a trigger point (hyper-irritable muscle knot), creating a local twitch reflex which can be the catalyst for breaking the pain cycle. Research shows that this can decrease muscle contraction, reduce chemical irritation, improve muscle flexibility and decrease pain.

As the needle is inserted into the muscle it ‘cuts’ between three to fifteen muscle fibres. The body responds to this ‘invader’ by activating its immune system, producing an inflammatory response not just locally to the site but all over the body to decrease inflammation systemically. Dry needling is both effective and quick and, unlike conventional acupuncture, does not require the 20–30-minute treatment time that technique requires.

Acupuncture and Dry needling are considered to be a very safe and effective form of pain relief. Your physiotherapist will happily discuss any concerns regarding acupuncture and all other treatments.

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