Myofascial Dry Needling Therapy (MDNT) involves the insertion of thin filament needles into muscles in order to relieve pain and restricted range of motion. This therapy is commonly used in conjunction with remedial massage techniques to facilitate direct and precise release of muscular tension and adhesions.
MDNT, allows specific targeting of trigger points within muscles. By targeting and penetrating the muscle trigger point with a needle an impulse is sent to the brain allowing the brain to normalise the muscle. The same applies to tendons, ligaments and fascia. The same applies to shortened fibres within soft tissue as a result of an injury, spasm or repetitive/ over use.
Dry Needling originally came about from the use of hypodermic needles into active trigger points. It differs from Traditional Acupuncture in that it is does not utilize the system of channels and meridiens that Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) uses to diagnose and assess issues as well as following pain patterns. Dry Needling is an invasive, response driven, western approach to the application of a stimuli to release specific muscular tension.
MDNT has been used proactively and widely by many western practitioners to assist with muscular and soft tissue injuries as well as facilitating joint movement and pain release. Manipulation of the needles is common in some cases to facilitate a breaking down of the fibres that are tight and causing pain. Active Trigger Points can also be used to alleviate radiating pain and assist with breaking the pain cycle and reducing inflammation and pain.
With Massage and Myofascial Dry Needling Therapy clients can expect significant reduction of the effects of chronic and acute conditions, working to restore normal function to muscle, ligaments, fascia and tendons.