|| I am
interested as a special physiotherapist to be updated
with new information and new techniques related to the
physiotherapy field ,that effects positively on our
patients by getting quick and magic results and real
improvement, the last workshop and practice which I got
is dry needling course .
What is Dry needling???
- It is Acupuncture needles are placed into trigger
points or taut bands of muscle tissue that are palpated
by the practitioner. The aim of treatment is to restore
normal health, tissue tension &local physiology .this
has the effect of reducing pain that arises from these
tender taut bands in muscle tissue.
the idea of dry needling came in the late 1930 when
Dr.Janet Travel from USA became interested in the
earlier work of Kellgren. She thought about mechanism of
analgesic effects of procaine on tender muscle tissue
areas because the analgesic effect lasted much longer
than the 90 minutes duration that procaine normally
provides, she found that the injection alone could
relieve the pain that is evoked from manual pressure
over a tender muscle ,hence the term ”Dry needling"
These Acupuncture needles are placed into trigger points
or taut bands of muscle tissue.
Physiotherapy acupuncture association of New Zeland;
Guidelines for safe dry needling practice (2014)
Aim of Dry needling treatment is:
-Pain relieve during first session
- increase range of motion
-improve posture flexibility
-decrease muscle tightness and stiffness
-restoring normal daily activities and sport performance