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Dry Needling Carlingford

Utilising holistic therapies to improve comfort and functionality and promote healing.

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Taking natural steps towards healing

Taking a natural, holistic approach towards dry needling and acupuncture may achieve a multitude of benefits. These modalities aim to not only address your symptoms but also focus on treating the root cause of the problem, working towards long-term relief and overall well-being.

Dry needling focuses on targeted regions or trigger points in your muscles and connective tissues. Through this technique, it aims to release tension, enhance blood circulation, and stimulate the regeneration of damaged tissues. The benefits may include lessened pain and inflammation, as well as improved functionality.

Dry Needling near Carlingford

Learn about Acupuncture and Dry Needling

Acupuncture focuses on restoring the balance of Qi, the body’s energy, by stimulating specific points along the meridians. This technique supports the body’s natural self-repair mechanisms, potentially leading to improvements and relief in various conditions.

By incorporating acupuncture alongside other holistic therapies, you may experience a comprehensive solution that promotes both physical and mental well-being. At NDPE, we are dedicated to providing high-quality services, including acupuncture and other alternative therapies, to residents in West Ryde and surrounding areas such as:

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Understanding the Benefits of Dry Needling

Dry needling is a scientifically supported treatment method that may offer a wide range of benefits for various issues, including acute and chronic pain and health conditions. This approach may be especially advantageous for athletes and individuals recovering from musculoskeletal injuries, as it aims to manage pain, improve flexibility, and expedite the healing process. With its evidence-based approach, dry needling aims to provide a valuable tool for promoting overall well-being.

Dry needling aims to improve blood supply to tight or painful regions, eliciting a potentially beneficial “twitch” response that may indicate muscle release. Calcium and potassium, vital elements in muscle function, play a key role in dry needling. By inducing twitches, dry needling facilitates the release of calcium and potassium into the muscle, promoting relaxation and reducing pain in trigger points or areas of tension.

The process involves gently inserting very fine needles into soft tissue, such as muscles, fascia, ligaments, and tendons. Dry needling differs from ‘wet’ needling, where the needles contain medication. ‘Dry’ needles are just the needles themselves. Dry needling is often included as part of a physiotherapy treatment regime and can also be used on its own. It is sometimes confused with acupuncture but differs in that it is based on different philosophies and Western anatomy.

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Exploring the Advantages of Dry Needling

As a holistic treatment for pain and discomfort, dry needling aims to offer many possible benefits such as:

  • Relieves pain.
  • Stimulates blood flow.      
  • Releases tight muscles.
  • Improves muscle function. 
  • Enhances range of motion.
  • Reduces recovery time from injury.  
  • Works well as part of a treatment plan or exercise routine.

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Understanding the Range of Conditions Addressed by Dry Needling

Dry needling is a versatile treatment technique that aims to address a range of issues, including:

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Unveiling the Experience of a Dry Needling Appointment

During your first appointment, your dedicated physiotherapist will engage in a comprehensive discussion regarding your trigger points, including their precise locations, the sensations they produce, their potential root causes, and how they affect your daily life. 

Based on the assessment, if it is determined that dry needling may be a suitable treatment option for you, your subsequent sessions will involve lying back as our experienced physiotherapist gently inserts fine needles into your trigger points. This process aims to elicit a twitch response, which may provide targeted relief and address your pain and discomfort.

In order to trigger the twitch response, your physiotherapist will employ techniques such as flicking the needle and delicately manipulating it within the muscle. It’s important to note that the twitch response may not happen instantaneously, and you may experience a brief, mild ache for a few seconds during the process.

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Answers to Your Dry Needling Question

How long does dry needling work?

The duration of the benefits achieved through dry needling can vary among individuals. It depends on various factors, including the root cause of the issue, whether it is acute or chronic, and your lifestyle choices. These factors collectively influence how long you can expect the benefits of dry needling to endure.

How many sessions of dry needling will I need?

The number of sessions needed for dry needling varies based on individual factors. In general, most people require several sessions to address the sore or tight area. This is because the body needs time to adjust and respond to the treatment over a series of sessions.

Is there anything I should do after dry needling?

To support your recovery after dry needling, it is essential to stay hydrated. Refrain from participating in strenuous physical activities on the same day as your session. Make sure to drink enough water to maintain hydration. In the event of muscle soreness, it is advisable to rest and consider using therapeutic methods like a warm bath or ice therapy to alleviate discomfort.

Is it painful to undergo dry needling?

In general, the insertion of dry needles is not considered painful, and many patients find the experience to be relaxing. While some individuals may briefly feel the twitch response, it is usually manageable. It is worth mentioning that following a dry needling session, you might experience mild “post-needle soreness” either later on the same day or the following day. This is a normal occurrence and typically subsides within a couple of days.

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At our clinic, our dedicated team of physiotherapists focuses on both dry needling and acupuncture. We understand that each patient is unique, which is why we take the time to assess your needs and customise our treatments accordingly. Whether you require dry needling or acupuncture, we are committed to providing you with the best possible care and achieving optimal results. Visit us today for a comprehensive assessment and personalised treatment plan.

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