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Dry Needling Calgary

Dry Needling uses thin, non-medicated needles inserted into muscles or connective tissues that are problem areas. This therapy is designed to reduce pain and improve movements. It is also a powerful modality to treat soft tissue dysfunction.

Dry needling fuses filament needles to inoculate minor lesions into soft tissues to activate the healing process, resulting in pain relief and restoration of healthy physiology.

Dry Needling Physiotherapy

Dry needling physiotherapy is helpful in treating muscles for regular/irregular pains, also inactivate trigger points and restore function. This technique, unlike acupuncture, uses non-medicated needles inserted into muscles or connective tissues that are problem areas. Dry needling therapy is a powerful modality to treat soft tissue dysfunction.

How Dry Needling Works?

Dry needling is a treatment practiced by professional, qualified, and registered physical therapists at Revital Health. For the treatment of neuromusculoskeletal discomfort and mobility limitations, a tiny monofilament needle enters the skin and addresses underlying muscle trigger points.

Dry Needling fuses filament needles to inoculate minor lesions into soft tissues to activate the healing process, resulting in pain relief and restoration of healthy physiology. Trigger point dry needling can be carried out at superficial or deep tissue level to activate immune system for better recovery from pain and strains.

Types of Dry Needling

Not all needling procedures are suitable for all patients—little difference in instrument and procedure for application in the session, contains a big influence on the body's muscular, skeletal, endocrine, and neurological systems, and when utilized correctly, they may produce amazing results in a short period of time. However, using needles properly necessitates a thorough understanding of anatomy and physiology, as well as hands-on experience. To assist you in selecting the right sort of dry needling, Revital Health is best for dry needling in Calgary, here are the sorts;

  • Trigger Point
  • Deep Dry Needling
  • Superficial
  • Periosteal Pecking
  • Electrical Stimulative Dry Needling

Trigger Point

when your patient's discomfort is caused by an active trigger point, you may use a needle to target that specific place until it relaxes. If your patient's pain generator is an active trigger point, trigger point dry needling is a particularly successful dry needling technique.

What is a Trigger Point?

In the process of dry needling, the trigger point is the main essential modality that helps in the relief of the patient. So, here the question arises, that what is a trigger point? A trigger point is a local contracture or tight band in a muscle fiber that is usually a cause of disruption in the function, restrict range of motion, refer pain or local tenderness.

  • If a trigger point is not the source of the pain, this type of dry needling will be ineffective, and therapist will use another method.
  • The depth of the muscle being treated, the patient's size, and any anatomical risk factors in the area being treated all are the factor that varies the appropriate length of needles.
  • The size of needles might vary between 25 and 125 mm.

For example, if a patient's myofascial discomfort in the neck is caused by a trigger point in the upper trapezius, trigger point dry needling can help.

Superficial Dry Needling

In the superficial dry needling procedure, the needles are merely inserted a few millimeters into the skin’s epidermal layer, while avoiding muscle and bone. The sensorimotor system is the target of this needling method: the needle affects the sensory input, which changes the motor output.

  • The needle does not penetrate many layers of the body, there is a significantly smaller chance of damaging essential organs or neurovascular systems.
  • As compared to the trigger point dry needling, the needles used in the superficial dry needling is much smaller—typically in the range of 0.3mm to 10mm.

Deep Dry Needling

Deep dry needling is a more skillful needling technique that directly targets the muscle. Manually manipulating a specific muscle in some places of the body might be difficult depending on the position of the target muscle and the tissues surrounding the target muscle. Deep dry needling allows therapists to enter the target muscle to alter pain perception, influence scar tissue, or relax/decrease tightness.

  • This sort of needling usually uses needles that 10mm to 125mm of length, exactly length mainly depends on the structure.
  • In order to apply this sort of dry needling procedure, the therapists must be professionally trained and have a keen knowledge of human body—thus, Revital Health is the foremost organization to trust.

Periosteal Pecking

Periosteal pecking is the practice of using a dry needle to peck at the bone to aid in healing. This causes neuroendocrine reactions, which, when administered intra-capsularly, benefit patients suffering from severe osteoarthritis symptoms. Other reasons we believe periosteal pecking is useful, particularly in;

  • Knee osteoarthritis
  • Hyaluronic acid synthesis
  • Anti-inflammatory mechanisms
  • Elevations in endogenous opioid levels

The needle length is totally dependent on the size of the patient and area being needled—it must be deep enough to get close to or down to the bone.

Electrical Stimulation Dry Needling

This type of dry needling stimulates many pain modulation centers and pathways in the central nervous system, making it a viable option for chronic pain sufferers and osteoarthritic patients. A particular kind of dry needling involves the addition of electrical stimulation to the needles. The addition of electrical stimulation causes a neuroendocrine response that is distinct from the reaction elicited by needles alone.

How Dry Needling Helps?

Dry needling physiotherapy sessions at Revital Health solemnly helps the patients to attain relief from pain and stiffness in muscles and tissues. Also, the trigger points are viable to improve range of motion. The flexibility of the muscles that causes pain while motion is also relieved and restored because of dry needling.  Our dry needling physio therapists are renowned to deliver traditional dry needling sessions with result-oriented and effective techniques to help you recover as soon as possible. 


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