Acupuncture & dry needling in London. Treat your injury and release your muscles, accelerate your recovery with our physiotherapist and osteopath specialised in acupuncture methods such as dry needling, at home in London or at our practices in Moorgate EC2
Dry needling treatment in London for muscle pain, injuries (sports injuries, tendinitis, shoulder injuries), migraines and headaches, fatigue, stress and joint pain with our qualified physiotherapist and osteopath
Dry needling is a method derived from acupuncture, used for the relief of muscle pain and generally associated with other methods of physiotherapy and osteopathy for better results and faster recovery.
What is dry needling and what does it treat?
Dry needling is a western treatment of acupuncture and is defined by the use of very thin and strong medical needles that are inserted under the skin to reach the muscles of your body for effective pain relief. It is often used to relieve muscle and joint pains, injuries, migraines or chronic headaches, fatigue or stress, back and neck pain, as well as during pregnancy and postnatal rehabilitations.
What does dry needling involve?
Dry needling targets myofascial trigger points, usually occurring after an injury (sports injury, nervous conflict) or discomfort (nausea, fatigue, headache) and defined by sensitive nodes in the muscles, preventing them from stretching correctly, which creates additional and chronic pain. By safely inserting painless filament needles under the skin to reach the injured muscles, dry needling stimulates these myofascial trigger points, helping release endorphins, known for their analgesic functions. Dry needling is a method commonly used in combination with other rehabilitation techniques, such as manual therapy, massage, physical exercise, stretching and strengthening.
Our physiotherapist and osteopath are specialised in dry needling (acupuncture) in London, for muscle pain release at home or at clinics in Moorgate EC2.
At London Home Visit Physiotherapy, our physiotherapist and osteopath are officially qualified as a dry needling therapists and have many years of experience in their area of specialty. They will provide the best acupuncture treatments in London, as well as musculoskeletal physiotherapy and osteopathy, to help you speed up your recovery and release your muscle or joint pain, injuries, tendinitis, migraines, stress and fatigue.
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Dry needling with physiotherapy & osteopathy in London, musculoskeletal treatments and post injury rehabilitation at home or at the practices in Moorgate EC2
Our team of qualified therapists can provide you physiotherapy, osteopathy and dry needling treatments at your home in London, whether you suffer from muscles pain, joints pain, injuries, stress, fatigue, migraine, tendonitis… However, if you prefer coming to one of our clinics specialised in dry needling in London, our team can see you at the Light Centre Moorgate in East London EC2 near Liverpool Street.
Our physiotherapy and osteopathy treatments are covered by most health insurances and are Bupa registered & recognised (BUPA Global and BUPA UK), Axa registered & recognised (AXA International, AXA PPP), Cigna registered & recognised and WPA registered & recognised
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Acupuncture and dry needling benefits, physiotherapy and osteopathy treatments for pain relief and injury rehabilitation in London
What can dry needling treat?
Dry needling can be used for a variety of general and musculoskeletal issues, as well as pregnancy and postnatal women’s health conditions.
Musculoskeletal conditions that can benefit from dry needling
- Back pain
- Jaw pain (TMJ)
- Neck pain
- Shoulder pain, rotator cuff, biceps
- Ligaments issues (such as ankle sprain or strain)
- Tendonitis (tennis elbow, tenosynovitis)
- Arm pain (tennis elbow, carpal tunnel, golfers elbow)
- Knee pain (patellofemoral syndrome)
- Muscle hypertonicity and muscle pain
- Sports injury
General issues dry needling can treat
- Chronic headaches
- Fatigue and low energy
- It can also be used on area where the therapist wants to promote blood flow and healing, or desensitise an certain area of the body
Women’s health conditions dry needling can treat
Alongside other physiotherapy or osteopathy rehabilitation methods (mobility, stretching, co-ordination exercises, manual techniques), dry needling can treat various women’s health, pregnancy and postnatal conditions, such as:
- Low back pain
- Pelvic girdle pain
- Chronic pelvic pain
- Wrist pain and wrist tendonitis (tenosynovitis)
- Shoulder pain, back pain, neck pain associated with breastfeeding
- Menstrual pain (cramps)
What you need to know about dry needling treatment technique with certified physiotherapist and osteopath in London
Dry needling vs. Acupuncture
While they do share similarities and aim to provide therapeutic pain relief, dry needling and acupuncture are two different methods.
Acupuncture is an ancient method used by the Chinese and leaning on the existence of a healing energy present in the body, called ‘chi’. Acupuncture’s is designed to stimulate this healing energy, which once released, will help the body recover. It is only used following diagnosis to treat medical conditions.
What is dry needling?
Dry needling, also called western acupuncture, is a modern derivative of Chinese acupuncture. It is based on research and aim to relieve pain and tightness in muscles and joints.
How does dry needling work?
Dry needling is a method that helps in pain releasing and is perfomed by a qualified physio or osteo after an assessment has been done and the therapist has decided it was the right treatment to adopt.
Following an injury, the muscle tightens itself as a protective response to reduce the pain. This creates myofascial trigger points, irritable knots that appear in the muscles and connective tissues and that have become too tight to get back to their original relaxed state. These myofascial trigger points are compressing the nerves and capillaries that supply them, stopping the muscles from stretching properly, which causes discomfort and pain.
To relieve the pain and get the muscles back to their full functionality, very fine and painless needles are inserted under the skin via these myofascial trigger points, to reach the nerves and muscles affected. This method aims to produce natural substances such as endorphins, to relieve the pain naturally.
Is dry needling painful?
Dry needling is completely pain free. There is possibility to feel a little sting during the insertion of the needles that won’t last long. You shouldn’t feel any significant pain during your dry needling session.
As certified physiotherapist and osteopath, our team is extremely careful and make sure to use only sterile, singly packed and single use medical needles.
What can cause myofascial trigger points?
Injuries are the main factors leading muscles to tighten and myofascial trigger points to develop. But other reasons can also be the cause:
- Unexpected, repetitive or quick movements
- Quick change in the workload during sports activities (such as running)
- Poor posture
- Nerve impingement
- Nutritional deficiencies
After your dry needling session
After your dry needling session, make sure to avoid intense and energy-consuming activities in order to take time for your body to rest and recover.