Dry Needling Edmonton

Boost Muscle Strength & Let Your Body Heal From Within

Dry Needling Edmonton

Get Relief From Trigger Point Pain With Dry Needling Procedure

Dry needling is used in physiotherapy to treat musculoskeletal conditions, such as muscle pain and tension. It involves inserting fine, sterile needles into specific points in the body, known as trigger points or myofascial trigger points.

The needles used in dry needling are similar to those used in acupuncture, but the techniques and goals of the two practices are quite different. While acupuncture is based on the concept of energy meridians in the body, dry needling is based on the principles of neuroanatomy and modern Western medicine.

During a dry needling session, your physiotherapist carefully inserts needles into the targeted trigger points. This can cause a twitch response, which may feel like a brief muscle contraction or a deep ache. This response helps to release tension and increase blood flow to the affected area, restoring proper muscle function.

Personalized Treatment Plans

We understand that every patient is unique, which is why we develop personalized treatment plans for each individual, tailored to your needs and abilities.

Experienced & Highly-Qualified Staff

Our physiotherapists are experienced and highly qualified, with a deep understanding of the human body and how it works. They will work with you every step of the way.

State-of-the-Art Facilities

We have state-of-the-art facilities and tools, including private treatment rooms. We use state-of-the-art techniques and approaches to ensure quality care.

Comprehensive Range of Services

We offer a comprehensive range of physiotherapy services, including manual therapy, exercise therapy, electrotherapy, education & advice, and assistive devices. These treatments and techniques can help you recover from injuries and manage chronic conditions.

More about Dry Needling Edmonton

Dry needling can be used to treat a wide range of conditions, including chronic pain, headaches, sciatica, tennis elbow, and rotator cuff injuries. It can also be used to address muscle imbalances and improve athletic performance.

When performed by a qualified and experienced physiotherapist, dry needling is generally safe and well-tolerated. The needles used are sterile and disposable, and your physiotherapist will take all necessary precautions to ensure your safety and comfort throughout the procedure.

If you’re interested in learning more about dry needling and how it can help you manage your pain and improve your physical function, contact us at our clinic to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced physiotherapists.

Why Clients Choose Us

Evidence-Based Practice

Our physiotherapy treatments are based on scientific evidence and research. Hence, our treatments ensure that our clients receive effective treatments, such as manual therapy, therapeutic exercises, neuromuscular re-education, and modalities.

Exceptional Patient Experience

We are dedicated to providing our clients with exceptional customer care and direct communication. We involve our clients in the decision-making process and keep them posted on the progression of their treatments.

Personalized Care

We offer personalized care that is tailored to each individual's unique needs and goals. Our approach involves taking the time to understand each person's unique circumstances, including their health status, lifestyle, personality, and values.

What to expect during a Dry Needling Edmonton

During a dry needling session, the insertion of the needles into the affected muscle tissue can cause some discomfort or pain, particularly when the needle hits a trigger point or a taut band of muscle fibres. However, the sensation is typically brief, lasting only a few seconds, and many patients report feeling only mild to moderate discomfort during the procedure.

It’s important to note that the discomfort experienced during dry needling can depend on several factors, including the individual’s pain threshold, the severity of the condition being treated, and the skill and experience of the physiotherapist performing the procedure. At Next Step Physio & Concussion Clinic in Edmonton, Canada, our physiotherapists are highly trained and experienced in performing dry needling. They will take every step necessary to ensure your comfort and safety during the procedure. 

What People Say About Us

Let’s discover what our clients have to say about our services. We don’t want to blow our own trumpet! Our patients feel about the team & treatment. Have a look.

Such a good experience here! Physiotherapists are both wonderful, such lovely people and helpful. Could switch to paper cups at the front though 🙂

Abi Rose

They are very friendly at the desk ! Thank you for showing how welcoming the place is, it makes a big difference and keeps me coming back

Maria Troughton

Next step is an excellent physiotherapy clinic. I went here for physiotherapy for chronic lower back pain, the therapist did an excellent job in helping me gain my flexibility back and recover.

Sanu Sasindranath

I'd like to say coming here was the best thing I did to help with my injury. I was in a lot of pain after my injury and I couldn't walk properly. After coming here for two months. I can finally say there is much improvement.

Theo McCallum

I found everyone at this clinic to be very helpful, friendly, and professional. By far my best physio experience.

Matt Dickinson

Frequently Asked Questions

While dry needling therapy may cause mild discomfort or a slight sensation of pressure, most patients report little to no pain during the procedure.

The number of sessions you'll need will depend on your condition and treatment response. Our physiotherapists will develop a personalized treatment plan that may include sessions to achieve the best results.

Dry needling therapy can effectively treat musculoskeletal conditions, including neck and back pain, headaches, tendinitis, muscle strains, and more.

A dry needling therapy session typically lasts 30-60 minutes, although this can vary depending on your needs.

Dry needling therapy is a safe and effective treatment by a qualified, experienced physiotherapist. At Next Step Physio, we use sterile needles and follow strict safety protocols to ensure your safety during the procedure.

Our new clinic location opens on September 13th!


Next Step Physio, Pelvic Floor & Concussion Clinic

22959 97 Ave NW, Edmonton,
AB T5T 5X8

This clinic is now merged with
In Step Physical Therapy Clinic 


Next Step Physio & Concussion Clinic

8923 82 Ave NW, Edmonton,
AB T6C 0Z2