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Dry Needling: Relief from Headaches, Pain & Muscle Tightness

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Dry needling can work wonders on the above-mentioned conditions and many others to decrease pain and stiffness as well as improve movement.

Dry needling is a safe Western medicine technique where sterile acupuncture needles are used to release tight bands within/inside an over-active (spasmic) muscle. These very fine single filament needles are inserted into the skin and muscle targeting these “triggers points” or “knots”.

Trigger points have been proven to be a common yet large source of local pain, referred pain and restriction of movements. Trigger points are often caused by overuse, increased stress, poor posture or as a by-product from an injury.

One very common example of trigger point pain – the dreaded and common tension headache!

Did you know that headache is actually commonly caused by referred pain from active/activated trigger points in the neck and upper shoulder? The image across is one example of the pattern of pain (highlighted in red) caused by trigger points (marked with "X").

How does Dry Needling help?

When the very fine needle is inserted into the trigger point, it causes a “twitch” response that leads to the contracted tight fibres of the muscle to then relax.

This is a very normal physiological and biological response and often has an immediate positive effect on movement and function.

Are There Any Side Effects?

The response and tenderness varies from person to person but normally a pin prick sensation is felt when you experience a twitch response but this eases as the muscle relaxes.

You may experience some soreness and a bruised sensation lasting for anything between an hour to 24 hours after the dry needling session which is somewhat similar to the achy feeling you get after exercise. 

Your specialist physiotherapist will have been specifically trained and certified in using this technique and will be happy to answer all of your questions if you are interested in this as a form of therapy.

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Specialist Rehab Group works with specialist physiotherapists and specialist rehab therapists who are highly trained, qualified, experienced and passionate to provide high level of expert care to our patients.

Areas of specialization

  • physiotherapy: back and neck (spine), sports, shoulder, hip, knee, ankle
  • hand therapy: forearm, wrist, hand and fingers
  • podiatrist: leg, calf, ankle, foot and toes
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All our therapists are fully insured and registered with Allied Health Professions Council (AHPC) and Traditional Chinese Medicine Board (TCM). See our entire team here by location and specialization.

Initially, our specialist physiotherapists will carry out a thorough assessment, helping them to select the most appropriate treatment to help you recover. They then provide expert treatment for your pain as well as prescribing specific exercises to reduce your risk of re-injury and giving you a long term solution.

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We are a wholly Singapore Private Limited group of licensed physiotherapists, hand therapists, podiatrists, chiropractors, sports massage therapists, clinical pilates practitioners and TCM physicians practicing in our scope of rehabilitation and its areas of specializations. As listed in our website are the list of services we provide our clients as referred by their medical doctors or by self referrals/word of mouth.

The range of rehabilitation results vary from patients to patients, depending on a variety of factors and reasons such as severity of condition, genetics, gender and age. However, we will still deliver the best evidence-based-practice of physiotherapy, hand therapy, TCM, sports training and deep tissue release therapy that we can deliver.

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