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. Book Now

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. Book Your Appointment Now


Do I need a referral?Expand

No.Will my insurance cover Dry Needling? Expand

At Bee Well, dry needling is used in conjunction with Chiropractic care and Physiotherapy, therefore your Chiropractic or Physiotherapy health coverage will be used for these treatments.Will I need to get undressed? Expand

No. Though it may be helpful to wear loose fitting clothing and dress in layers. Shorts and/or Gowns will be provided if needed.How long is a treatment and what is involed? Expand

Chiropractic and Physio treatments including dry needling are roughly 30 minutes. Thin filament needles are inserted into various structures that have been determined to be the underlying cause of the painful condition. They may be left in for a few seconds or up to 20 minutes. Typically there will be 10 or more needles used for most conditions and a variety of dry needling techniques may be used during a session. Book Now