What is Dry Needling?
Dry needling is a technique physical therapists use to treat myofascial pain. The technique uses a “dry” needle, one without medication or injection, inserted through the skin into areas of the muscle, known as trigger points.
At The Right Move, you will be working with one of the most experienced and highly trained physiotherapists in the Kingston area when it comes to functional dry needling. Ian has passed his Advanced Functional Dry Needling training through Kinetacore.
Before beginning treatment, it is important to understand the risks and benefits of this medical procedure. Fortunately for the patient, dry needling only carries very low risks of an adverse event. Under the care of a properly trained/certified physiotherapist, patients should and will feel confident in their therapist’s abilities to use dry needling in treating problem areas.
See the Dry Needling Research Publications below for more information:
“Due to my active lifestyle I have had numerous injuries ranging from minor to serious. The treatment at Right Move Physiotherapy has been the most beneficial, personalized and knowledgeable care that I have ever received. I have been receiving shockwave treatment as part of my physiotherapy care plan and have found significant relief following my sessions. I have worked with all three health care professionals and each has helped me regain the confidence and strength I needed to get back to my athletic goals!”
“I have been managing myofascial pain for a few years and have been treated by multiple physiotherapists and other health care service providers in Kingston. Ian Budge took a slightly different approach with my physiotherapy plan, which has provided me with the best results in correcting the root cause, putting me on the road to recovery and regaining the athletic confidence I had lost. I have tried several different trigger point treatments (including lidocaine), but Ian’s dry needling has been the most effective by far and I find myself actually looking forward to it! ”
“I just wanted to say thank you for all the treatment and help I received at ‘The Right move’ countless times! Originally, I hurt my shoulder and had it treated with Shockwave Therapy by my physiotherapist. I got the ‘okay’ to play again but later that I year I sustained a serious concussion. I went back to my physiotherapist Ian Gilchrist who was the only practitioner able to figure out that my chronic headaches were likely caused by whiplash during the collision at the time of the concussion. He spent more time assessing my head than anyone else and was very diligent about guiding me through the my exercise plan.”
My treatment was methodical and I was practicing again sooner and made a full recovery faster than I expected. I came to the Right Move for every sports injury after that… Later that year, I had a 3rd degree ankle sprain while playing for the U19 Canadian Women’s basketball team which the clinic successfully treated again!
Many thanks to the Right Move for all their help and expertise.