CFF has experience with dryneedling since 2009 and has specialized in it since 2015. After comparing it to all other known modalities for improving pain and function, dry needling in combination with exercise therapy have shown to provide the best results.
Here are some of the more frequently asked questions when it comes to Dry Needling
- What does a session of dryneedling cost?
CFF does not charge extra for dryneedling treatments. It is included in the price you pay for your normal session. Here it costs 25€ if you do not have insurance for physiotherapy and 35€ if you do have insurance for physiotherapy
- Is it effective?
YES! Very much so.
- What do you feel after a session?
Most of the time a big relief of pain and a feeling of wellbeing as well as often an increase of mobility in the area. Normal side effects are some muscle stiffness in the area for approximately 3-48 hours and possibly some fatigue.
- Is Dry Needling considered alternative treatment?
No. Dry Needling is based on evidence based western medicine. Unlike acupuncture, that also work with needles, but is based on eastern chinese medicine.
- Does it hurt?
Some areas, sometimes. All people react differently to pain, but the good news is that the treatment is VERY quick. If done correctly and well the needle only needs to work 2-3 seconds under the skin for the good results. Anyone can handle this. I have also experienced that people with extreme fright of needles have gotten over it after treatments with me.
- How often can you do Dry Needling?
I normally give patients 48 hours rest in between sessions and that works well. If someone feel they need longer to recover then I can extend the periods. It is adviced to not train hard before a session of dry needling because the muscle tone is higher and it might be harder to needle. After needling you can still do all normal activities like exercising, chores or work. I often just recommend people to listen to their bodies if they need to rest a bit extra or hydrate a bit more because of the treatment.
- What can go wrong when dryneedling?
If done by an untrained, ignorant "therapist" with no regards for safety you can in worst case scenario get pneumothorax which is a collapsed lung. If after a treatment you experienceshortness of breath, pain in the chest and or blue lips you need to go to the hospital straight away. Personally I work with triple safety measures so that will not happen.When working in that area the needle will be too small to reach the lungs, it is angled away from the lungs and I also work with finger blocks for extra safety.