The Physiotherapists at NQ Physio Solutions are trained in the use of Dry Needling.
This may be a treatment option proposed as part of the management of your condition.
Dry needling is not the same as Chinese acupuncture and it is important to distinguish between the two techniques. Dry needling is primarily a soft tissue technique that utilises single-use, acupuncture needles to target anatomical structures, most commonly myofascial trigger points. The outcomes of dry needling can be a reduction in pain and the restoration of muscle function.
Dry needling is a gentle technique and while you may experience mild discomfort when the needle is initially placed, patients will often describe the technique as very comfortable. Should your physiotherapist feel dry needling is appropriate for your condition, they will discuss the risks and benefits of dry needling and how this may fit in treatment plan.
Like any treatment, there are some risks and side effects associated with dry needling such as bruising, haematoma formation, nausea and discomfort however these are usually mild and resolve quickly (24-48 hours). It is not recommended that dry needling is used as a treatment technique during the first trimester of pregnancy.