Safe & Clean Environment
Your dry needling treatment will be carried out in a professional, clean and safe environment in which the highest clinical hygiene procedures are upheld.
All of our Chartered Physiotherapists are fully insured and regulated by the ISCP (Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists). This gives you peace of mind that you are in the safest hands.
The technique uses sterile disposable needles and does not come under the "acupuncture" category of the National Blood Transfusion Service. There is no need to declare you have had this form of treatment when donating blood.
Our Physios have all been university trained to the highest standards and all of those who perform acupuncture have completed additional, intensive and highly focused training and courses.
What is Dry Needling And How Can It Help You?
With Dry Needling, the needles are used to target the trigger point of the problem muscle, this is known as the myofascial trigger point and is often described as a muscle ‘knot’ which contributes to muscle pain and dysfunction.
The needle is gently inserted into the skin directly at this point and often a local twitch response is experienced, this is a good sign and is what the Physiotherapist is looking for. It means the trigger point has been stimulated, jump starting the muscle and nerve supply and increasing the blood flow to the area which helps to relax the muscle. When this local twitch response occurs, a brief painful response might be felt but it won’t last for more than a second.
After dry needling treatment, the area that was treated will feel much softer and relaxed and the person will feel looser.