dry-needling-homeAll Newcastle physiotherapists here at The Physio Joint are trained in dry needling. Dry needling uses solid needles to assist in the reduction of muscular pain. The needles are inserted through the skin into trigger points in muscles or other areas of thickened tissue in order to restore its normal function. Dry needling is different to acupuncture in that although it uses similar needles, dry needling is used on local changes in tissues and does not follow specific acupuncture points or meridians.