Dry needling is a specialised treatment modality focusing on treating pain and movement impairments on myofascial trigger points using fine needles. This can elicit a local twitch response that can aid in calming a hypertonic muscle, or awakening a muscle with poor neural firing activation. Dry needling can stimulate the neural pathways that block pain by creating a disruption on the pain messages sent to the nervous central system.
Dry needling is suitable for all individuals regardless of age. However, there are certain individuals whereby dry needling treatments are contraindicated. These can include: