Dry Needling Physiotherapy
If you’re experiencing aches and pains, want to restore movement at a joint or recover from a sport injury in a shorter space of time, dry needle therapy could be just the right treatment for you.
The dry needling therapists at Faye Pattison Physiotherapy focus on up-to-date physio techniques to help deliver effective pain-relief treatments that will help patients to feel pain-free in just a few sessions.
Dry needling and acupuncture have risen to the forefront of alternative therapies and is a key treatment at our physiotherapy clinic. It’s used to treat a wide variety of conditions, including physical problems and injuries, and it also helps problems associated with stress such as chronic headaches and allergies.
Our experienced team of therapists are specialists in dry needling physio in Chelmsford, and will work with you to target the cause of your pain and offer a unique treatment to help ease the pain and discomfort.
Dry needling is an effective treatment for tension or spasm within the muscle(s). Dry needling is proven to help improve pain, reduce muscle tension and speed up recovery time. The treatment is called ‘dry’ needling because there is no solution inserted into the muscle(s); instead, either solid or hollow-core hypodermic needles are used and directed into the muscle towards a trigger point.
How does the process work?
When you book in for a session of dry needling therapy, we will assess your body to see where the discomfort is coming from. We will then carry out a few tests to see what muscle(s) is causing the problem and if you’re happy, we will then proceed to treat the area with the small needles. The benefits of using needles are that we can be more accurate with the trigger point, and get to the source of the pain quicker and easier.
How can dry needling therapy help me?
Dry needling is used to alleviate a wide range of symptoms, commonly including aches and pains in muscles, headaches and migraines, nausea and vomiting, menstrual cramps and depression.
The most commonly treated conditions with dry needling therapy include:
Aches and pains in the neck, shoulders, back, knees and joints
Fatigue / low energy
Get in touch to find out more about dry needle therapy
We have a range of different appointments you can choose from, and we’re open from morning until early evening. If you have any questions, or would like to discuss which treatment would help to relieve you from muscular pain or other symptoms, just call us and we will be more than happy to help.
Dry needling therapy can be used to treat:
- Achilles tendinopathy
- Acute and Chronic back, neck and joint pain
- All types of muscle pain
- Ankle and foot strains and sprains
- Back pain
- Calf strains
- Disk Problems
- Groin pain
- Hamstring Strains
- Heel pain
- Hip Pain
- Knee pain
- Neck pain
- Patella Tendinopathy
- Postural dysfunction
- Pre and post-operative conditions
- Repetitive strain disorders
- Sacro-Iliac pain
- Shoulder pain
- Sports injuries
- Sprains and strains
What can dry needling help with?
Dry needling can help to provide relief for muscular pain and stiffness. Dry needling can also help to improve flexibility and increase range of motion by easing the trigger points, which is why it’s such a popular treatment for treating sports injuries, muscle pain and even fibromyalgia pain.
How long does it take for dry needling to work?
A dry needling treatment can improve mobility almost immediately, and pain is often said to be reduced within 24 hours. Typically, it may take a few treatment sessions (once a week for 2-3 weeks) for a lasting positive effect – but this all really depends on the muscular pain, stiffness or injury it is trying to help.
How will I feel after a session of dry needling?
You may feel some soreness immediately after the treatment in the area of the body that was treated. Soreness doesn’t always occur, but it should be expected and is considered normal. It can also take up to a few hours, or even until the next day, to feel an onset of soreness.
We will provide you with aftercare advice once you have received your dry needling treatment, but if you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us and we will be more than happy to help!