Dry Needling

What is Dry Needling?

Though it uses similar tools as acupuncture, dry needling is rooted in western medicine. Dry needling techniques are guided by a physical exam of the neuromuscular skeletal system, including range of motion, palpation and orthopaedic tests. Dry needling treats trigger points in the muscles and deeper structures such as ligaments, joint capsules and nerves by increasing local blood flow and neuromodulating the nervous system. Dry needling improves range of motion and deacreases pain and dysfunction caused by ailments of the muscles, joints and nerves.

a practitioner performing dry needling on a client

What to Expect with Dry Needling

At Bee Well, dry needling is used in conjunction with Chiropractic or Physiotherapy treatment. When necessary, your chiro/physio will integrate the use of dry needling into your treatment seamlessly. Loose fitting clothing is helpful but not required, we will provide shorts and gowns where needed. It is normal to feel some soreness after dry needling and your practitioner will instruct you on how to manage any post treatment soreness.

Commonly Treated Conditions

  • Neck pain
  • Back pain
  • Headaches
  • Calf strain
  • Achilles tendinopathy
  • Tight hips / Glute strain/tendinopathy
  • Tennis elbow
  • Shoulder and rotator cuff injuries/strain
  • TMJ dysfunction

You can book a Chiropractic and Dry Needling appointment with one of our Chiropractors.