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Dry Needling

Physiotherapy sessions are one-on-one. Bookings are direct access (no prescription needed) with direct billing to most insurance providers.  

Dry Needling at Glacier Physiolab clinic in Golden, BC.
  • This specialized technique is used to treat muscular pain and myofascial dysfunction. Dry needling targets specific muscles that may be contracted or shortened. These tight muscles can compress joints and nerves and cause pain, restriction of movement and referred pain. Releasing those points can greatly reduce tightness and pain and improve flexibility and function.

  • What is the difference between dry needling and acupuncture? The main difference is the placement of the needles. In dry needling, it follows anatomical points (based on modern Western medicine) as opposed to acupuncture, which follows meridian energy channel points (based on ancient Chinese medicine). With dry needling the needles stay in the body for a few seconds, as opposed to acupuncture, which is sometimes up to 30 minutes.

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