Neuromuscular Dry Needling

Neuromuscular dry needling is a form of medical acupuncture primarily applied in and around the area of discomfort/injury conditions, it is not necessarily the same as traditional acupuncture however does use acupuncture needles.


This type of dry needling is aimed at myofascial trigger points which are hyperirritable and sensitive spots thought to be cause by excessive release of a neurotransmitter provoking various symptoms including localized or referred pain, restricted range of movement and sometimes weakness in the muscle. Dry needling has many benefits and can be used to treat a variety of injuries and conditions including neck pain and headaches, shoulder/joint pain, and chronic pain conditions.

Within this session Electrical Stimulation (E-stim) may be used to retrain dysfunctional muscles. Estim during dry needling works by applying a current through the needle to elicit a ‘twitch response’ from the muscles to train the muscle to contract properly. E-stim has many benefits including improved muscle function, pain reduction and enhancing the effects of dry needling. E-stimulation may be used during your session if deemed necessary by your therapist.

Neuromuscular Dry needling can be booked as a 30-minute session solely focused on the application of needles with potential E-stim to help treat and rehabilitate injuries and muscular tension or can be applied as a combination treatment in our MT 60 session with our therapist Rachel. This session is 60- minutes long and involves the use of manual muscle therapy such as massage and stretching with neuromuscular dry needling to treat specific areas if deemed necessary by Rachel.

Our Muscle Therapist Rachel Hockedy offers a range of techniques including deep tissue massage, and home exercises.


Rachel graduated from Leeds Beckett University with a First Class Honours in Sports and Exercise Therapy. Using various techniques within massage therapy to provide a relaxing but effective massage to aid with muscle tension and soreness.

She can teach specific exercises designed to strengthen all three elements of your posture: Balance, Alignment and Motion. A subtle change in posture spreads to all your daily habits and supports your Chiropractic care to help your hold adjustments for longer.

You don’t have to be a Chiropractic patient to benefit from Rachels’s expertise, everyone is welcome.