What is dry needling?
Dry needling is very effective to treat trigger points. To deactivate the trigger point, the physiotherapist places an ultra-thin needle in the hardening of the muscle.
Dry needling is not acupuncture
Dry needling is not acupuncture. Acupuncture is an Eastern concept based on meridian teachings and energy flows in the body. Dry needling is a mechanical method, originally from Canada, in which the complaint is treated in the muscle. By piercing the hardenings with thin needles, you unblock these trigger points instantly, after which the muscle can relax again. This technique is ideally suited for muscles that are caught in contraction. Fast and effective.
What does the physiotherapist do?
The physiotherapist first examines your muscles for trigger points. He then places the thin needle in the core of the hardening. The first reaction of the muscle is to contract. Immediately afterwards, the muscle relaxes.
What do you feel during the treatment?
Every patient experiences the treatment differently. One feels a slight shock at the first reaction of the muscle, the other gets a feeling of cramp. After the treatment you feel that the pain is less, that the muscles are stronger and more relaxed and that you can move more easily.