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Display of Dry Needling Research

Display of Dry Needling Research


Sarah Brady, physiotherapist at Ballsbridge Physiotherapy, is to display her research findings at the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists (ISCP) Annual Conference. The ISCP conference takes place in Killarney next weekend and features national and international speakers on a variety of topics relevant to physiotherapy.

Sarah completed research as part of her Masters programme studying Neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapy in UCD. Sarah and her co-authors (Johnson McEvoy, Jan Dommerholt, Catherine Doody) collected information on dry needling and any adverse events or ‘side effects’ that can be associated with this treatment. Her research found that some mild adverse events did occur. These included mild pain during and after treatment or small bruises. No significant or more serious adverse events were reported in over 7,500 treatments. This means that dry needling is a safe treatment when carried out by trained and experienced Chartered Physiotherapists.

Dry needling is a treatment for muscle pain involving inserting a needle into a tight area or ‘trigger point’ in a muscle. In the clinic we find this treatment very beneficial for conditions such as neck and back pain, tennis elbow, groin strain, calf pain and hamstring strains. Both Sarah Brady and Aileen Maguire are experienced dry needling practitioners. Ballsbridge physiotherapy clinic is a long-established clinic in the Dublin 4 area. If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms contact the clinic for further information or to book an appointment.

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