What is Dry Needling?

Dry Needling is a term used by Physiotherapists that is interchanged with acupuncture and anatomical acupuncture. Dry needling is an effective technique used to provide pain relief for conditions associated with musculoskeletal pain. Dry Needling is used to release overactive “tight” muscles that may be interfering with normal movement and function. In situations where massage alone isn’t achieving the desired effect, adding dry needling provides an enormous additional benefit.

Dry Needling, using acupuncture needles, is practiced to compliment other forms of treatment. It is not for every patient, and like all treatments, is recommended for patients on a case-by-case basis.


Dry needling is beneficial to the treatment of many conditions including:

  • Back Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Upper limb and lower limb pain
  • Muscle strains
  • Sports injuries
  • Headaches
  • Tennis and Golfers Elbow
  • Muscle tears