Dry Needling

Dry needling (acupuncture) for women in London with our specialised physiotherapist and osteopath, pregnancy and postnatal dry needling treatments to relieve migraines, chronic pelvic pain, muscle pain, young mother tendonitis, stress and fatigue at home or at the practice in Moorgate EC2

Our physio and osteo in London can treat your women’s health, pregnancy and postnatal issues with dry needling techniques for muscle tightness and pain, chronic lower back and pelvic pain, fatigue & nausea, menstrual cramps treatments at home or in our clinics in London

What can dry needling help with?

Dry needling is a form of acupuncture performed by a qualified physiotherapist or osteopath that helps, with the use of very fine and pain-free needles, relieve muscles pain by stimulating sensitive contraction knots located in the muscles of the body, which are called myofascial trigger points.

Alongside other treatment methods such as manual therapy, massages, physical exercises or stretching, dry needling will help ease the pain in the muscles as well as increase their function. It is used in many pregnancy and postnatal conditions such as:

Our physiotherapist and osteopath are specialised in dry needling in London for women’s health issues, pregnancy and postnatal conditions

At Mummy’s Physio, our physio and osteo have many years of experience in dry needling treatments and are highly qualified in acupuncture techniques. Specialised in women’s health, pregnancy and postnatal rehabilitation, they will be able to program a personalised treatment plan and help ease the pain you might suffer from, speed up your recovery and prevent any future women’s health conditions from arising.


If you are an Axa or Bupa patient, you cannot book online. Please call our office with your authorisation number.

If you cannot find an appointment which suits you or would like a home visit, call us or send us a message: we will do our best to find you a slot.


Dry needling for women, physiotherapy & osteopathy treatments for pregnancy and postnatal issues with acupuncture in London, at home or at the clinics in Moorgate EC2

If you suffer from nausea linked to pregnancy, fatigue, migraines, lower back or pelvic pain, our women’s health physiotherapists and osteopaths can treat you with physio & osteo techniques as well as dry needling at your home in London. If you’d rather come to one of our clinics specialised in dry needling, they can also see you at the Light Centre Moorgate in East London EC2 near Liverpool Street.

Our physiotherapy and osteopathy treatments are covered by most health insurances and are Bupa registered & recognised (BUPA Global and BUPA UK), Axa registered & recognised (AXA International, AXA PPP), Cigna registered & recognised and WPA registered & recognised

For a women’s health appointment with our physiotherapist and osteopath qualified in dry needling, at home or at the practice: 0207 125 0262

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Migraines & Headaches Treatments

By restoring your body’s functionality, re-harmonising it and improving blood circulation, osteopathy is a great ally in migraine & headaches relief

Young Mother Tendonitis Treatment

Our physiotherapists and osteopaths are specialised in wrist issues such as De Quervain’s syndrome, common in young mothers and easily treatable


More information about acupuncture and dry needling treatments in London for women, pregnant women & postnatal with physiotherapy & osteopathy

Can I do dry needling or acupuncture while being pregnant?

Yes, dry needling and acupuncture are very safe methods that have been used for decades to treat pregnant women symptoms. Studies show that there is absolutely no side effect on the pregnancy. On the contrary, it is actually a great technique to regain energy and reduce pregnancy symptoms.

What issues can dry needling treat?

Dry needling is useful in many conditions, whether they are musculoskeletal, general or associated to pregnancy or postnatal issues.

In general, dry needling has proven its efficiency in numerous problems, such as, for example:

Dry needling for women can be combined with other pregnancy or postnatal rehabilitation methods

Dry needling is very efficient in releasing pain in women’s health issues, whether it is before, during or after pregnancy.

It will help with cases of back, lower back or neck pain as well as pelvic girdle pain and chronic pelvic pain. Dry needling will treat as well tendonitis and wrist pain in young mothers, generally associated with holding their baby for too long. On a similar matter, it will relieve shoulder, back and neck pain that can be caused by breastfeeding. Dry needling is proven very efficient as well in treating menstrual cramps and menstrual pain.

During pregnancy, dry needling can help with nausea, migraines or chronic headaches.

Are dry needling and acupuncture the same?

Acupuncture and dry needling are two similar methods that aim pain relief. But besides being similar on certain points, they also share some differences.

What is acupuncture?

Traditional acupuncture is a derivative from ancient Chinese medicine that is used to treat diagnosed medical conditions. It is designed to release the body’s healing energy (called ‘chi’), affirming that once it is released, the body will heal itself.

What is dry needling?

Dry needling, is a more recent method based on research, and is aimed to relieve pain and tightness in the muscles of the body. Dry needling is often combined with other rehabilitation methods such as manual techniques, mobility, strength and co-ordination exercises.

How does dry needling work?

Using very fine and solid needles that are inserted under the skin to reach the muscles or connective tissues in the body, dry needling will stimulate myofascial trigger points and will make the body produce endorphins, which are known for their pain relieving effects.

The procedure is safe and painless as these medical needles are sterilised and only used once before being thrown into a specific container. You might feel a little sting during the insertion of the needles, which won’t last long. You shouldn’t feel any other significant pain during your dry needling session.

After your dry needling session, it is advised to avoid too demanding activities in order to take time for your body to rest and recover.

How are myofascial trigger points created?

Myofascial trigger points are irritable connective knots located in the muscles and created as a protective reaction. During an injury for example, the muscle is going to tighten itself to reduce the pain and will cause the creation of a sensitive knot that will not be able to stretch back to its relaxed state. This will compress the nerves and make the muscles difficult to move or stretch, bringing discomfort and pain to the touch. As the compressed nerves are linked to each other, myofascial trigger points can not only cause pain in one muscle but can also lead to pain in other parts of the body.

What can cause myofascial trigger points?

Injuries are the main factors causing myofascial trigger points, but not only. It can also happen following:

  • Unexpected, repetitive or quick movements
  • Change in the workload during sports activities (e.g. running)
  • Poor posture
  • Nerve impingement
  • Stress
  • Illness
  • Nutritional deficiencies

What research says about dry needling and acupuncture

www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25613418/

http://www.dryneedling.ch/de/literatur/dry-needling.html

www.physio-pedia.com/Dry_needling


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