Dry needling consists of the use of acupuncture needles, which are thin needles that are inserted into the patients soft tissue in order to stimulate reflex mechanisms. Resultantly this may help deactivate trigger points, restore overactive motor points, and strengthen tendons and ligaments as well as help stimulate blood flow to disturbed tissues and promote healing. These needles are typically 0.25 of a millimetre thick and vary in length depending on what region of the body is being worked on and how deep the needles are required to go.
Your Osteopath is trained in the safe application of these needles and can use this method in conjunction with other techniques during your consultation in aim of better treatment outcomes
Please note that Dry Needling is not Acupuncture but merely the use of Acupuncture needles