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Dry Needling for Dummies

Dry Needling for Dummies

This is a simple explanation of dry needling, including the benefits and risks when used as part of a physio consultation. For more extensive information on dry needling, ensure you visit our dry needling page. What is Dry Needling? Dry needling is the insertion of a very fine acupuncture needle into a tight band of…

DOMS – Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness

DOMS – Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness

Delayed onset muscle soreness (D.O.M.S) is a medical condition that is characterised by the stiffness, tenderness and pain in muscles several hours after performing a strenuous physical activity. When muscles are stressed, small microscopic tears occur in the ligaments, coupled with the stiffness and inflammation that accompany these tears, causing the pain and fatigue. The…

Headaches – Self Treatment and Physio

Headaches – Self Treatment and Physio

Did you know that up to 18% of the population have a headache at any one time? There are up to 100 varieties of headaches, all causing different types of pain in different areas of your head. Some common headaches include: Migraines without Aura – Migraines are thought to be caused by a chemical imbalance…

Dry Needling and Acupuncture Q and A

Dry Needling and Acupuncture Q and A

Interest in dry needling and acupuncture continues to soar. Let’s answer the most commonly asked questions our physiotherapists are asked about dry needling and acupuncture. For more comprehensive information, read our page on Dry Needling and our blog titled ‘Dry Needling – In Simple Terms.’ What is the difference between acupuncture and dry needling? Acupuncture…

Dry Needling – In Simple Terms

Dry Needling – In Simple Terms

What is dry needling and how does it work? Physiotherapists are asked these questions over and over again and unfortunately, they are very difficult to answer. The theory behind acupuncture and dry needling is very different and the scientific evidence is far from conclusive. If you Google ‘dry needling’, you will be confronted with various complex…

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