What Is Dry Needling?

Dry needling is a great technique for releasing tight muscles and treating a range of musculoskeletal conditions. Although anything with the word ‘needling’ in it may sound scary, dry needling is nothing like getting an injection from your doctor. The needles used are very fine (just 0.2 to 0.3mm in diameter). Often, dry needling causes less discomfort than a regular deep tissue massage, and many clients can’t even feel the thin needles when they are inserted.

Dry needling can be used for athletes, gym goers and basically anyone who wants to heal a musculoskeletal injury, decrease muscle pain, recover from training or improve range of motion.

What Can Dry Needling Treat?

Dry needling can provide pain relief, reduce muscular tension, improve muscle activation and treat a range of musculoskeletal conditions. Dry needling may be effective in the treatment of a variety of soft tissue complaints such as:

  • Gluteal pain
  • Sciatic pain
  • Headaches
  • Knee and leg pain
  • Repetitive strain injuries
  • Tennis and golfer’s elbow
  • Shin splints
  • Hamstring strains
  • Muscle spasms
  • Frozen shoulder

Contact Dr Miki Humphrey – Chiropractor for Dry Needling in Brisbane

If you are looking for a professional and experienced Brisbane dry needling practitioner, contact Dr Miki today. Dry needling can be included in a regular 15 minute session or extended 30 minute appointments are available for patients requiring several areas treated in one visit.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch.