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Dry needling

Dry needling

Dry needling, also known as dry needling, is a modern technique used in physiotherapy to treat myofascial pain and musculoskeletal dysfunctions. It involves inserting thin, sterile needles into trigger points in the muscles, which helps reduce tension, improve blood flow and restore proper muscle function. This technique is used in patients with both acute injuries and chronic pain.

Dry needling in physiotherapy at Mediss Medical Clinic in Gdańsk


Dry needling is a technique that focuses on treating trigger points – painful, tight spots in the muscles that can cause radiating pain and motor dysfunction. Unlike acupuncture, which is based on traditional Chinese medicine, dry needling is a practice based on modern Western medicine and anatomy. The aim of this therapy is to induce micro-injuries that stimulate the body’s natural regenerative processes, restoring muscle balance.

The course of dry needling therapy

  1. Diagnostics: The  physiotherapist conducts a thorough interview and physical examination to identify trigger points and identify areas that need treatment.
  2. Therapy plan: Based on the diagnosis, the therapist develops a treatment plan, which may include dry needling in combination with other therapeutic techniques.
  3. Performing the procedure: The therapist inserts thin needles into the trigger points in the muscles. The patient may experience slight discomfort or muscle spasm during the procedure, which is a normal reaction to needling.
  4. Monitoring progress: The physiotherapist regularly assesses the patient’s progress, adjusting therapy depending on the effects of the treatment. The patient is also given recommendations for exercises and stretching techniques.

Advantages of dry needling

  • Pain Reduction: Dry needling is effective in reducing pain by relaxing tense muscles and reducing inflammation.
  • Improved muscle function: These treatments help to restore normal muscle function, which is crucial for improving mobility and flexibility.
  • Acceleration of regeneration: Dry needling stimulates the body’s natural repair processes, accelerating the regeneration of damaged tissues.
  • Increased blood flow: Needling improves circulation in the areas undergoing therapy, which promotes a better supply of oxygen and nutrients to the tissues.

How to prepare for a visit to a physiotherapist?

  • Preparation of medical records: Before the visit, it is worth preparing the test results and a list of medications taken. This will make it easier for the physiotherapist to develop a treatment plan.
  • Comfortable clothing: It is recommended to wear loose clothing that will allow easy access to the areas being treated.
  • Openness to cooperation: During therapy, it is important to communicate openly with the physiotherapist about feelings and reactions to the procedure.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Does dry needling hurt? The patient may experience discomfort or muscle spasm when needling, but this is usually short-lived. After the procedure, it is possible to feel slight pain.
  2. How long is one dry needling session? A session usually lasts between 20 and 30 minutes, depending on the number of trigger points and the area being treated.
  3. How many sessions are needed to notice the effects? The number of sessions depends on the individual case. Some patients experience relief after just one session, while others may need a series of treatments.
  4. Is dry needling safe? Dry needling is safe when carried out by a qualified physiotherapist. All needles are disposable and sterile, which minimizes the risk of infection.
  5. Do I need a referral from a doctor for dry needling? A referral from a doctor is not always required, but may be needed depending on the requirements of your insurer or medical facility.

Dry needling at Mediss Medical Clinic

At Mediss Medical Clinic, we offer professional dry needling services, tailored to the individual needs of our patients. Our team of experienced physiotherapists use the latest techniques to ensure effective treatment and rehabilitation. We provide comprehensive care, patient education and support at every stage of therapy to restore full fitness and improve the quality of life.


Our specialists

mgr Marta Śmilgiewicz

mgr Marta Śmilgiewicz


I am a physiotherapist, a graduate of the Wyższa Szkoła Zdrowia in Gdansk with a master’s degree in physiotherapy, […]

mgr Katarzyna Borowa-Gromadzka

mgr Katarzyna Borowa-Gromadzka


I am a physiotherapist with many years of experience, a graduate of the Gdański Uniwersytet Medyczny, from which I […]


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physiotherapy with dry needling 1 hourfizjoterapia z suchym igłowaniem 1h 200 zł

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