What is dry needling and how does it work?

Physiotherapy practices may remain open. Your appointment at Alpha physiotherapy can continue as usual in this Corona / Covid period with of course safety measures such as mandatory wearing of mouth masks and 1.5-meter distance.

In the Dry Needling practice they follow the RIVM guidelines closely.

Can’t you come to the practice?
Then online therapy is also possible. If you have any questions about your treatment or want to make an appointment, please feel free to contact them if you want to know more about pain treatment through their very successful dry needling treatment.

More information about this trigger points treatment method can be found at: https://alphafysiotherapie.nl/diensten/dryneedling/


1) Is dry needling painful?
This is not a painful feeling.

If the needle touches the trigger point, it does give a short pain sensation.
Some patients describe it as a small electric shock, others describe it as
a kind of cramp or dull feeling.

2) What is a trigger point?
Trigger points are hardenings in the muscle that are painful when pressed.
They feel like a knot, from this knot strands or ligaments can develop in the
muscle that feels hard.

3) Is dry needling quackery?
Dry needling is a technique based on neurophysiological and anatomical principles. In simple words means: dry needling is based on the functioning and metabolism of our nervous and muscular system. And the influence this has on our functioning. The anatomical knowledge of the human body and the functioning of muscles and joints is a fundamental basis of dry needling.

4) For which complaints is dry needling suitable?
This treatment method is particularly suitable for various muscle pain complaints such as sports injuries, headaches, jaw problems, joint pain complaints and also in many cases of back pain etc. Usually all muscle aches and pains are generalized.

If you have any questions about this treatment method you are always welcome in one of their physiotherapy practices in Culumborg, Tiel and Bussum.

Check Alpha fysiotherapie website for more information and address details: https://alphafysiotherapie.nl

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