What is Medical Acupuncture (Dry Needling)?
There are two widely knowns forms of acupuncture: traditional and western. Traditional acupuncture is based on the Chinese belief about energy flowing through your body, whereas western acupuncture (also known as medical acupuncture and dry needling) is evidence-based.
Here at MSK Sports Injury Clinic, we use Dry Needling, which is a technique used for the treatment of pain and movement impairments. This technique uses a dry needle, inserted through the skin into areas of the muscle. Instead of traditional Chinese philosophy backing it up, it has a more modern origin.
Dry needling is a process that relies on small, painless needles being placed on certain areas of the body.
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How Does Medical Acupuncture (Dry Needling) Work?
Our practitioner places needles on specific areas of the body where the client is experiencing pain. This targets the neuromusculoskeletal system. It’s based on trigger point therapy — a system of pain relief that involves targeting and manipulating the area in question, in order to relieve negative sensations. That’s why it’s a popular physical therapy treatment for athletes.
When a fine filament needle is inserted into the center of a myofascial trigger point, blood pools around the needle triggering the contracted muscle fibers to relax by providing those fibers with fresh oxygen and nutrients, as well as by flushing away any additional acidic chemicals. This, in turn, leads to the decompression of the local blood and nerve supply.
Benefits of Medical Acupuncture (Dry Needling) :
Relief for Muscular Pain and Stiffness
Increase Range of Motion
Improve Blood Flow
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Great person and great fysio highly recommended!Tim Krul (Former Newcastle United FC and Netherlands Goalkeeper) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Google Review
I had agonising pain all across my back and shoulders following exercise and some built up stress. The service was excellent marks is knowledgeable and worth every penny! my back pain is feeling literally worlds better and the recommendations for exercises to follow were more than I'd imagined would be covered. Very approachable and friendly bloke too I would recommend to try his services to anyone in discomfortMichael Lee Jennings ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Facebook Review
I can't rate MSK Therapy enough. I discovered then after years spent in a desk job alongside heavy training and no treatment/stretching regime. It didn't take long until I was 100% again. Add to that his new 'Theragun' treatment and there's nobody better in the north east.Jordan Frazer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Google Review
I've been to see MSK for a shoulder problem thats bothered me for around 10 years. after one treatment my shoulder feels like new. i have better movement than i've had in years, and the pain during work hours is almost nil! I will be back for follow ups! Made the world of difference to my day!Andy Braidford ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Facebook Review
I couldn’t recommend Mark at MSK Therapy enough!!! Mark is very friendly professionally and knowledgeable, I am treated weekly and I wouldn’t be able to continue my job if it wasn’t for Mark and his quick and super effective results and now he has the TheraGun G2PRO I leave feeling like a new person!!! Highly highly highly recommend, thank you Mark!!!Ami Taylor ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Google Review
Went with what I would call bog standard knots and strains in my neck, shoulders and back from years of bad posture sitting at a computer and driving after general massage from beauticians did little to ease the problems. Can’t stress how professional and brilliant Mark was. Sure there was some pain in the manipulation and massage but it was bearable and I could tell it was ‘good’ pain. I’m already noticing improvements in movement and am less tense. Will definitely be back to keep up the maintenance work on this body of mineJulia LP ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Facebook Review
Always excellent results from MSK Therapy. Mark is very professional and knowledgeable. Great value for money too!⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Jemma Matthews Google Review
Literally the best Sports Massage. I cannot recommend MSK Therapy enough!Amy Johnson ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Facebook Review
I highly recommend MSK Therapy, I can't speak highly enough - very professional attitude and excellent results - great use of the latest technology.Brendan Larken ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Google Review
Finally bit the bullet and had a deep tissue massage. Mark was fantastic and troubleshot my problem areas. From start to finish, it was absolutely evident he has a wealth of knowledge and skill. Mark is professional and easy to talk to. I highly recommend.Amanda Dobbinson ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Facebook Review
I had suffered with plantar fasciitis for many years and was told by previous physiotherapists that my case was chronic and could not be cured. After only 1 treatment from MSK I was pain free the next morning which is something I hadn’t experienced in years. The problem was fully cured after a very short amount of treatments so I would recommend MSK not only for treatments, but for second opinions as well as that would have had me back to running and physical activity straight awayStu Dobson ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Google Review
Mark is great at what he does! Having a very busy active working lifestyle working on a farm and running a livery Centre he gives me honest and realistic advice which keeps me at work every day pain free. Would highly recommend him. He has fixed multiple areas for me; Shoulder, lower back, plantar fasciitis and sciatica.Gordon Stewart ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Facebook Review
Best sports injury treatments in Newcastle Upon Tyne as far as I'm concerned! Mark is extremely experienced and able to diagnose and treat problems effectively! I would have had a full-blown tendinitis by now if it hadn't been for his help! Plus he's an extremely nice guy! Book without hesitation! You'll want to come back!Patryk Kasprzak ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Google Review
MSK Sports Injury Clinic
14 Ayton Close
Newcastle upon Tyne
Tyne and Wear
Telephone: 0191 241 4373
Opening Hours: Mon: 07:00-20:00, Tue: 07:00-20:00, Wed: 07:00-20:00, Thur: 07:00-20:00, Fri: 07:00-12:00, Sat: 07:00-12:00, Sun: Closed,