Our Osteopath Shaun Richardson spent the weekend updating and expanding his dry needling skills, learning a variety of new techniques. These new skills allow him to safely (and comfortably!) needle sensitive areas such as the head and neck, chest, abdomen, hands and feet.
These techniques can be used to help treat things such as headaches and migraines, jaw problems, spinal pain, and foot or knee complaints. Broadly speaking, they promote increased bloodflow to the area around the needles, providing increased oxygen delivery, and reducing tightness, encouraging faster healing.
Hopefully none of you injure yourselves and require this treatment, but if you do, rest assured that it is not as painful as you may think!! The needles used are of a far smaller diameter than those that are used to administer injections, and are can provide a stronger, longer lasting effect than manual therapy alone.
If you have any questions regarding the use of dry needling, feel free to contact Shaun via email: email@example.com