Adding Electrical Dry Needling in the treatment of Knee Pain

knee 2768834 640Our treatment approach is functional, integrated and patient-centred within a biopsychosocial paradigm. 

Pragmatic research studies with a solid clinical emphasis inform our clinical practice and provide relevant evidence to support our approach, leading to excellent results for our patients. 

The authors of a recent study concluded that the inclusion of electrical dry needling into a manual therapy and exercise program was more effective for improving pain, function, and related disability than the application of manual therapy and exercise alone in those with painful knee osteoarthritis.1

The results of this study reflect our clinical outcomes at the clinic; that is, when including electrical dry needling (aka electro-acupuncture) in the treatment of knee osteoarthritis, most patients respond quicker and with better overall results. For more about this research, please click here

By Simon Coghlan MSc, BSc Physio, DipMedAc

Chartered Physiotherapist


 1. Dunning J, Butts R, Young I, Mourad F, Galante V, Bliton P, Tanner M, Fernández-de-Las-Peñas C. Periosteal electrical dry needling as an adjunct to exercise and manual therapy for knee osteoarthritis: a multicenter randomised clinical trial. The Clinical journal of pain. 2018 Dec;34(12):1149.

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