What is Dry Needling?
Dry Needling uses a sterile, single-use fine filament needle lightly inserted into target muscles to drastically improve muscle tissue quality, range of movement, pain in that area, and referred pain.
Dry Needling accomplishes this for performance athletes by releasing the trigger point in that muscle.
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How does Dry Needling Work?
Whatever training it is that your doing, chances are myofascial trigger points are building up around the body, these are more commonly known as "knots" and not only do they cause pain, but they can inhibit your ability to perform in sport or day to day activities.
Dry Needling works to target these trigger points directly. When blood surrounds the needle it then triggers the muscle fibres to relax by providing them with oxygen and nutrients.
When receiving a Dry Needling treatment, you will feel your muscle "twitch" or quickly contract and relax. The twitch response is a common reaction when the needle has reached the target trigger point.
Dry needling will then work after the treatment to help flush out any metabolic waste in your muscles which is potentially causing pain and tightness.
What symptoms will Dry Needling help with?
Low Back pain
Headaches and migraines
Muscle strains in the body
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Increasing range of motion
Poor Joint Mobility
Benefits of Dry Needling Include!
PREVENTION OF INJURY
Dry needling is an effective way to manage the body to perform safely and avoid injuries that you don't need.
When the body develops trigger points it becomes more susceptible to injury - Dry Needling can prevent those injuries and disruptions to training.
INCREASED RATE OF RECOVERY
Increasing rate of recovery can lead to you getting back to training quicker and harder.
Dry Needling can work as quickly as 24-48 hours to alleviate the symptoms of soreness and range of movement issues that you're having in the Gym.
STRENGTH AND FUNCTIONALITY
Muscles with trigger points can make you weaker, reduce mobility and cause you to be more susceptible to injury.
Use Dry Needling to make you
Strong, Faster and improve your Mobility!
Dry Needling Vs Acupuncture
Both the Dry Needling and Acupuncture appear to be similar to each other, with their Needles and final aim of relieving pain. However, they are actually two different techniques.
Dry Needling is basically based on the Western modern science of the musculoskeletal system and nervous system. In this technique, Needles are inserted in muscle bellies and tendons, maybe where the bones and tendon join together or even around the nerves to stimulate the nerve, especially myofascial pain. This technique requires the identification of tender points (trigger points) in the body. The needles used in this technique are small like acupuncture but 15-90mm in size. The traditional Chinese theory of acupuncture, on the other hand, involves qi, yin and yang, and the Five Elements. According to these beliefs, your body has energy flowing through called Qi and you have got high energy and cold energy so the purpose of acupuncture is to balance that energy to make your chi flow well through the whole body and that will keep you healthy and fit. And how they know if you have got hot or cold energy by assessing the symptoms. The Needle size is different from Dry Needling as it is 5-9mm in length. In addition to needles, acupuncturists can utilize.
The usual depth of Needle penetration is 3mm-10mm2 in acupuncture, whereas penetration is much deeper in dry Needling, as the Needle must reach the proper area of the target tissue, although it is variable, depending on both the condition and relevant muscle. The Needles in acupuncture are most often superficial in placement, as they do not target tissues, and left inside for a longer period of time when compared to Dry Needling.
Although we have limited data and research is still ongoing, Dry Needling may provide relief for some muscular pain and stiffness and help improving flexibility and range of motion. Therefore, it is often utilized to treat sports injuries, muscle aches, and fibromyalgia. Acupuncture, on the other hand has more established uses in addition to pain relief, including pain, nausea, vomiting, menstrual cramps, allergies and depression.
POST NEEDLING SORENESS
Dry Needling, especially the “pistoning” technique (a process whereby the Needle is inserted in the same tissue multiple times, like a piston, in order to elicit a local twitch response), is associated with higher levels of post-needle soreness compared to acupuncture treatments, as the Needles are more superficial.
Acupuncture is an older technique and the definitive research and practitioners are regulated in training and practice. Dry Needling is new in comparison to acupuncture, and so there is limited research. However, on the bright side, existing research shows very few side effects and there is great potential as a treatment for pain relief.
Why Choose Axiom Performance Recovery for Dry Needling?
At Axiom Performance Recovery is known across Brisbane for performing Dry Needling services for a number of performance athletes and everyday people who are trying to achieve their fitness and lifestyle goals.
We offer a range of additional services designed to maximise the performance of individuals,
The Axiom staff are qualified Remedial Massage Therapists specialising in the treatment of muscular tightness and sports-related pain.
Using a range of recovery methods for injury prevention, the team at Axiom are always working to stay at the forefront of proven therapy techniques.
Professions we work alongside to achieve the desired result with our clients, when necessary we will often call upon our network of trusted professionals, ranging from:
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