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Dry Needling Saskatoon

Dry Needling Saskatoon

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Utilize dry needling to reduce pain, relieve tension, and improve daily mobility!

Dry Needling is a medical technique performed by a skilled physiotherapist to immediately reduce pain, relieve muscle tension, and improve mobility. It is used in a variety of musculoskeletal problems including, but not limited to: acute or chronic injuries, headaches, neck pain, back pain, tendinitis, muscle spasms, sciatica, hip or knee pain, muscle strains, fibromyalgia, tennis or golfer’s elbow, overuse injuries, and much more.

What is Dry Needling?

Dry Needling is a treatment technique often used by physiotherapists to relieve pain. It requires using a sterile acupuncture needle that is inserted through the skin into muscles, tendons, ligaments, and/or close to nerves to assist in reducing pain, decreasing muscle tension and increasing mobility. Dry Needling is not acupuncture; it is based on a modern scientific study of musculoskeletal and neuromuscular systems. This treatment technique provides an environment that enhances the body’s ability to heal which ultimately reduces pain.

Is this Acupuncture?

There are many similarities and differences between dry needling and acupuncture. Licensed physiotherapists can use dry needling under the scope of their practice. In contrast to most schools of acupuncture, dry needling is strictly based on Western medicine principles and research.

What is treatment like?

For most people there is little to no discomfort with the insertion of the needle. Our physiotherapists strive to make the treatment virtually painless however, at times, you may experience a “twitch response” which often feels like a quick muscle cramp or ache. These sensations are normal and even desirable at times. Following this technique muscle soreness can be felt up to 24-48 hours. The application of heat or ice and drinking plenty of fluids usually reduces the soreness. Dry Needling is a powerful treatment technique that when in used with conjunction with our other physiotherapy treatments, can help you relieve your pain and improve your function quickly!

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Meet Saskatoon's Premier Physiotherapy Team

Bruce Craven is an expert physiotherapist at Craven SPORT services in Saskatoon. He works closely with high performance athletes and oversees the mentorship of physiotherapists across the CSS team.

Bruce Craven

Bruce is an internationally recognized Sport Physiotherapist and Strength and Conditioning Coach, with over 31 years of experience working with athletes in over 40 different

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Michelle Keene

Michelle graduated from the University of Saskatchewan in 2014 with a Masters in Physical Therapy. She received the Craven SPORT services Sport Physiotherapy Award upon

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Lee Stevens provides physiotherapy and concussion management in Saskatoon at Craven SPORT services.

Lee Stevens

Lee is a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan, where he completed a Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology (2009) before moving on to the Masters

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Dry Needling Saskatoon FAQs

During a dry needling session, you may feel minimal discomfort upon needle insertion. Some clients experience a “twitch response,” similar to a quick muscle cramp or ache, which is a normal and sometimes the desired outcome. Post-treatment, muscle soreness may occur for up to 24-48 hours, which can typically be alleviated with heat or ice and adequate hydration.
At Craven SPORT Services, dry needling is often one component of a comprehensive treatment plan. Your physiotherapist will assess your condition and discuss the best approach to treatment, which may include a combination of dry needling, manual therapy, exercise prescription, and other modalities. This integrated approach ensures that all aspects of your condition are addressed for optimal recovery.
Many clients report immediate relief from pain and improved mobility after a dry needling session. However, the number of treatments needed can vary based on the individual’s condition and response to therapy. Dry needling is often used in conjunction with other physiotherapy treatments to enhance recovery and function.
Yes, when performed by our trained and certified physiotherapists, dry needling is a safe treatment method. We use sterile, single-use needles to minimize risks, and our physiotherapists are skilled in identifying the appropriate sites for needle insertion to avoid any complications.


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