Dry Needling Specialist

Dun Laoghaire

About Dene 

  • Dene Hickey is a New Zealander who has been living in Dublin for 20 years, and is the proud father of two teenage boys.
    Dene studied Neuromuscular therapy at the National Training Centre and qualified in 2004.
    For 15 years he has been Dry Needling in his clinic in Dun Laoghaire.
    Dene started out working with sports teams doing Deep Tissue massage. His palpation skills are excellent so he can very quickly locate the cause of your muscular pain.

  • Dene is tripple vaccinated.

Richard Cotter

After numerous kiteboarding accidents over the last 10 years, I was left with severe pain in my shoulder and neck. I had given up ever being out of pain after visiting countless Physio’s, chiropractors and osteopaths. Even after the first session I noticed more manoeuvrability in my neck and a considerable reduction in pain. Can’t recommend Dene enough.

Rowan Casey, surgeon

“I had been experiencing pain on the left side of my neck for years especially when doing keyhole surgery for long periods.

I assume this was related to a previous injury which never quite healed. No amount of stretches or manipulation would ease the pain. I had not ever realised that my range of motion was reduced at my neck.

At the third session with Dene a combination of manipulation and neuromuscular trigger point needling suddenly relieved this chronic ache and tightness on the left side. I have a new range of motion on the opposite side which I haven’t had for years and the pains on the left side are much improved. Hopefully I should get further improvements with more sessions.”

Greg Malloca, music producer

“I was suffering with severe lower back pain for about 9 months. I went to a chiropractor for about 2 months and this did nothing for me. I got a recommendation of Dene from a friend so i decided to go to him. After 3 sessions my back was probably 80% better with little to no pain. He used a combination of deep tissue massage and needles. After 5 sessions in total my back was feeling normal again. He is a true professional – he could identify the painful areas just by touch. He also gave me exercises to practise each day which help to keep this injury at bay. I would highly recommend Dene for any sports injury”.

Ciaran Casey

“After nine physios and three consultants Dene has given me more pain relief and movement than the others combined. Hugely competent and a really nice guy.”


Address: 50 George’s Street Upper, Dun Laoghaire, South County Dublin. Clinic is above a barber shop on the main street of Dun Laoghaire, near Peoples Park. If you are having trouble finding the clinic, please call 0871332405


Address: 50 George’s st Upper, Dun Laoghaire, South County Dublin.
Clinic is above a barber shop main St of Dun Laoghaire, near Peoples Park.

Get in touch

Working Hours:

Mon – Fri 9am-5pm

Price: €70 1hr

Card payments accepted.

Member of the Association of Neuromuscular Physical Therapists (anmpt.ie). Customers of Laya Healthcare and AVIVA Health are covered in line with the policies which they offer.