Dry Needling

Struggling with persistent muscle pain?
Seeking quick, effective pain relief?
Want to go back to sports pain-free?

Dry Needling is a proven effective treatment to relieve muscle pain and boost healing process.

What is Dry Needling?

Dry Needling is a skilled intervention performed by a physiotherapist that uses a thin filiform needle to penetrate the skin and stimulate underlying neural, muscular and connective tissues for the evaluation and management of neuromusculoskeletal pain and movement impairments. The needle employed is typically extremely thin, causing minimal sensation upon skin penetration. 

Benefits of Dry Needling:

Pain Relief
Reduce Inflammation
Promote tissue healing process
Improve muscle function
Improve sports performance
Fast Recovery

Common conditions treated with Dry Needling

Myofascial pain syndrome
Neck and Back Pain
Headache & Migraine
Plantar Fasciitis
Sports Injuries
Myofascial pain syndrome
Jaw Pain

Why choose DX PHYSIO for Dry Needling?

At DX PHYSIO, your experience starts with an initial consultation where our expert physiotherapy team will dedicate time to identify the underlying causes of your concerns. We are committed to developing tailored plans that specifically address your individual needs. Our approach goes beyond just immediate relief; we aim to equip you with the knowledge and tools necessary for self-care, which are crucial for preventing future injuries and better managing existing conditions.
Comprehensive Assessment
Highly Trained Physio
Holistic approach
Focus on Education and Prevention
Modern Facilities and Techniques

What is the difference between dry needling and acupuncture?

Dry Needling

  • Needles are placed into or near trigger points. 
  • Used to relieve pain and to help correct
    imbalances in muscle movement as well as joint ROM, which may or may not be accompanied by pain. 
  • Typically performed by physiotherapist, or medical doctors who have undergone specific post-graduate training in dry needling.  


  • Needles are placed on meridians (energy pathways that enable Qi to flow through the body) 
  • Aims to balance the body’s energy flow (‘Qi’) according to Traditional Chinese Medicine and is used for a variety of health issues beyond muscle pain. 
  • Performed by practitioners with extensive training in Traditional Chinese Medicine, often requiring years of study and certification. 

Dry Needling Q&A

Dry needling can be painful, but it’s generally considered safe. The most common side effects are temporary and include bruising, bleeding, and soreness at the needle site. In rare cases, dry needling can cause fainting, dizziness, or pneumothorax.
Following the dry needling treatment, it is crucial to rest for at least 24 hours to let the body respond and recover from the minor trauma caused to the muscle tissues at their trigger points. Avoiding strenuous physical activity is recommended to prevent exacerbating any inflammation or soreness.
Yes, dry needling is part of physiotherapy treatment so it can often be claimed through private health insurance.
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