All physiotherapists using Dry Needling techniques at Galway City Physiotherapy have all undergone specific training, and it is recognised within the scope of physiotherapy. Dry Needling is based upon Western medicine principles of treating myofascial trigger points, which are different to traditional Acupuncture points.
Dry Needling is the insertion of sterile single use Acupuncture needles directly into myofascial (muscular) trigger points. Trigger points are tight, tender knots within the muscle which cause and contribute to pain within the body. Research studies have shown that inserting needles into trigger points causes biochemical changes within the body, which release the trigger points and help reduce pain