Dry Needling is a technique utilised by Chiropractors, Physios, Osteos, and Podiatrists, that aims to address and relieve muscle tension.
About the needles
- Primarily very thin, but the thickness of the needle will vary depending on the muscle it is being inserted into and what the practitioner is trying to achieve
- Stainless steel
- Filiform (threadlike) appearance
- Carry no liquid, nothing is injected
How deep do they go?
This will vary depending on the muscle involved. Some will be 3-5 mm (into the suboccipital muscles) others may be 100-150mm (into the deep gluteal muscles).
How long are they left in for?
This could range from 3 seconds to 30 minutes. Your practitioner will assess what and how your body is responding .
As a complimentary component of the treatment plan, dry needling can promote recovery and improve performance. Speak to your healthcare professional if you have any questions about dry needling