Why Use Dry Needling?
Dry needling is a treatment employed by healthcare professionals to help in the treatment of multiple musculoskeletal issues and to manage pain. It involves inserting thin needles into specific points in the body, commonly known as trigger points or myofascial trigger points, to elicit a therapeutic response.
What’s Good – Wellness by Design is the only provider in the Halton region with extensive training and experience in Dry Needling, Orthopedic Acupuncture, and Classical Acupuncture.
A meeting with our Practitioner must take place before we can decide if dry needling is suitable for you. If we determine it is, we can provide the treatment during the same visit.
What Is A Trigger Point?
A trigger point refers to a localized area within a muscle fiber that undergoes contraction or forms a tight band. This muscular anomaly can disrupt normal function, limit the range of motion, and lead to pain or tenderness in the muscle.
How Does Dry Needling Provide Benefits?
Dry needling, when applied to a trigger point in a muscle, can have several positive effects. It helps reduce the tightness or tension in the muscle fibers, promotes increased blood circulation to the area, and decreases pain and muscle tenderness.
Is Dry Needling the Same as Acupuncture?
Dry needling and acupuncture are not identical practices. While acupuncture is derived from Eastern medicine and follows its principles, dry needling is rooted in Western medicine. Dry needling involves the evaluation of pain patterns and movement impairments to target specific muscle trigger points.
What to Expect from Dry Needling
Efficiency and Speed
Experience the convenience of Microcurrent Frequency Therapy, as it offers a quick and painless procedure. With efficient sessions, you’ll be in and out of the office in just 30 minutes, allowing you to seamlessly incorporate the therapy into your schedule.
Customized Care Plan
After a comprehensive evaluation, your practitioner will carefully assess your condition and provide an estimate of the recommended number of treatments. This evaluation will be based on clinically supported data and evidence.
The Treatment Process
Dry needling sessions are typically repeated 2-4 times per week until optimal improvement is achieved. Following this, a maintenance plan may be prescribed to minimize the risk of recurrence. Maintenance treatments may occur as infrequently as 1-2 times per month.
Dry needling often leads to a complete resolution of symptoms, even in cases of severe and long-standing pain conditions.
Synergistic Effects with Acupuncture
But First, a Consultation
Your Practitioner will meet with you to discuss your health goals and needs to determine if you are a candidate for Dry Needling. Then, if you are a good candidate, your practitioner will formulate a care plan tailored specifically for your individual needs. The majority of the time, our care plans draw from all of our services to create the most comprehensive care to get you the results you’re looking for as quickly as possible.