Preloader Close
A c t i L i f e

Dry Needling

Dry Needling

Dry needling is a therapeutic technique used by physiotherapists to treat muscular pain and dysfunction. Unlike traditional acupuncture, which is rooted in Eastern medicine and focuses on restoring the flow of energy (qi) along meridians in the body, dry needling is based on Western anatomical and neurophysiological principles.

During a dry needling session, thin, sterile needles are inserted directly into trigger points, which are hyperirritable spots within taut bands of muscle tissue. These trigger points are often associated with muscle tightness, pain, and restricted movement. By inserting the needles into these trigger points, physiotherapists can elicit a local twitch response, which helps to release muscle tension and improve blood flow to the area.

Dry Needling Service Benefits

  • Pain Relief

    One of the primary benefits of dry needling is its ability to provide rapid and effective pain relief. By targeting trigger points directly, dry needling can help to deactivate overactive muscles, reduce muscle spasms, and alleviate pain associated with musculoskeletal conditions such as neck pain, back pain, shoulder pain, and headaches.

  • Improved Range of Motion

    : Dry needling can help to improve flexibility and range of motion by releasing tension in tight muscles and promoting relaxation. This can be especially beneficial for individuals who experience stiffness or restricted movement due to muscle tightness or injury.

  • Enhanced Recovery

    Dry needling can help to accelerate the body's natural healing process by increasing blood flow to the affected area and promoting the release of endorphins, which are natural pain-relieving chemicals produced by the body. This can help to reduce inflammation, promote tissue repair, and speed up recovery from injuries.

  • Complementary Treatment

    Dry needling can be used as a complementary treatment alongside other physiotherapy techniques, such as manual therapy, exercise therapy, and electrotherapy. By combining multiple treatment modalities, physiotherapists can provide a comprehensive approach to addressing musculoskeletal issues and promoting overall health and well-being.

  • Non-Invasive

    Unlike some other forms of treatment, such as injections or surgery, dry needling is a non-invasive procedure that carries minimal risk of side effects. The needles used in dry needling are very thin and cause minimal discomfort, making it a safe and effective option for many patients.

Overall, dry needling is a valuable tool in the physiotherapist's toolkit for addressing muscular pain and dysfunction. With its ability to provide rapid pain relief, improve range of motion, and enhance recovery, dry needling can help patients achieve their treatment goals and return to their normal activities with greater comfort and ease.

Conditions We Treat

ACTILIFE Physiotherapy helps you manage various conditions, including

All Treat Conditions
In ActiLife Care Help You

Book Appointment

Back & Neck


Cervical Spondylitis

Read More

Knee & Ankle


Ligament Injury

Read More

Shoulder & Elbow

Frozen Shoulder

Ligament Injury

Read More


Stroke / Paralysis


Read More

Geriatric Care

Balance Disorders


Read More

Post Operative

Knee Replacement

Hip Replacement

Read More

Hip & Pelvic


Hip Bursitis

Read More

Posture and Ergonomic

Muscle imbalanc

Poor biomechanics

Read More

Women's Health

Diastasis Recti

Pelvic Floor

Read More