Dry Needling in Edmonton

Dry Needling Specialists in Edmonton

Dry needling is a modern treatment designed to ease muscular pain. Its popularity is growing. During dry needling, a practitioner inserts several filiform needles into your skin. Filiform needles are fine, short, stainless-steel needles that don’t inject fluid into the body. That’s why we use the term “dry.”

Practitioners place the needles in “trigger points” in your muscle or tissue. Dry needling is also sometimes called intramuscular stimulation. The points are areas of knotted or hard muscle.

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The Benefits of Dry Needling

Dry needling helps release the knot and relieve muscle pain or spasms. Depending on the Physical Therapist’s technique, the needles will remain in your skin for a short period or can be quickly removed. The length of time also depends on the practitioner. Healthcare practitioners must receive a specialized certification aligned with Alberta’s Physiotherapy College and Association to use the dry needling technique.