Dry Needling targets ‘trigger points’ within the soft tissues. Lifespan Osteopaths may use this technique as part of an overall management approach. It is common for us to combine this technique with a variety of other manual techniques. Only single-use needles are used.
Overall, research into this area shows a mixed response, however, individual studies do show promise for the use of needling techniques in a range of conditions commonly treated by Osteopaths, such as non-specific low back pain, knee osteoarthritis, headaches, and migraines.
Your safety is always our highest priority. As such, our practitioners generally do not use Dry Needling in pregnant patients, except after 38 weeks gestation, nor in babies, children, or patients with specific medical conditions such as diabetes.
We understand that some people are not comfortable with the idea of needling, so always ensure our patient’s comfort and consent before proceeding with this technique.