Dry Needling Allows Faster Recovery by:
Releasing muscular trigger points and spasm
Reduce Effect of Over Training
Over training and injury activates trigger points and spasm that limits mobility and performance. Dry needling uses your bodies own reflexes to eliminate trigger points, improve circulation and maximize performance.
What is Dry Needling?
Dry Needling is a technique that reduces muscle spasm and pain. Dry Needling directs a small microfilament needle (also used in acupuncture) into active trigger points, thus reducing muscle tension, pain/spasm and helping to restore mobility. This is an effective technique for both acute and chronic conditions.
What are Trigger Points?
Trigger points are tight bands of muscle fibers that occur naturally after an injury or as a result of over training. They restrict mobility, compress blood vessels and cause pain. Trigger points are key points of control that can activate or relax muscles.
Why Exercise After Needling?
Dry Needling eliminates restrictions caused by muscular trigger points. This allows muscles to work with less restriction. Exercising directly after treatment will reinforce movement patterns in a greater range of motion. This is critical in developing muscle memory.
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Sport Performance before Competition
For an athlete to achieve maximal performance they accelerate their body through their fullest range of motion. Skills such as throwing, batting, running, swimming, jumping and kicking all improve with greater mobility. When muscular trigger points are present they add resistance to movement. Your body is working against itself much like driving a car with the emergency brake on. Dry needling eliminates these trigger points giving athletes more freedom of movement, speed and power.
Blood Flow and Recovery after Competition
How do tight muscles affect your body? Muscles are made of small fibers that contract. After an injury or over training these fibers often stay contracted in tight bands known as trigger points. Trigger points increase tension throughout the muscle. This additional muscle tension restricts mobility and blood flow. Left untreated athletes experience delayed recovery.