What is Dry Needling?
Dry needling is the use of a monofilament needle (often referred to as an acupuncture needle) to release tight bands known as trigger points in muscles. This technique may be used by physiotherapists to treat clients suffering from myofascial pain and dysfunction.
Is all dry needling the Same?
Physiotherapists do not learn to perform dry needling in University. They must take additional training after they graduate. There are many different streams of education they can take with many different approaches and treatment philosophies, There is also a large disparity of teaching hours and expertise required to complete different training programs.