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Dry Needling

Our experts offer dry needling in both our Liverpool & Newton Le Willows Clinics

Dry Needling is a form of needling adapted from Acupuncture. Dry needling uses the physiotherapist’s palpation skills to identify taught bands in the muscle known as myofascial trigger points.

Once identified the clinician inserts the needle into the taught band carefully considering the surrounding nerves and muscles. Many of these points correspond with those used in Acupuncture.

Stimulation of trigger points using Dry Needling can

  • Reduce the levels of pain causing chemical’s in the trigger point
  • The body reacts to this stimulus by relaxing the muscle and spasm and thus reducing the pain. Increased blood flow comes into the area which helps to speed up the healing process
  • The needles can trick the brain by limiting the pain signals from the brain to the trigger point

Dry Needling can be used to treat conditions such as

  • Myofascial Pain
  • Low back Pain
  • Neck pain
  • Headache/migraine
  • Muscle tension

Our Lead Physiotherapist Paddy Mulligan is qualified in Trigger Point Dry Needling and would be happy to advise if you would benefit from this treatment

If you wish to book an appointment for dry needling please do not hesitate to contact us on 0151 722 5264