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Dry Needling Dundas

Promoting healing and enhancing comfort and functionality through the implementation of holistic therapies.

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Natural Steps Towards Healing

Embracing a natural and holistic approach, dry needling and acupuncture aim to offer a wide range of advantages. These modalities not only work to address the symptoms but also prioritise the treatment of the root cause of the problem,aiming to foster long-term relief and overall well-being.

Dry needling specifically concentrates on affected regions or trigger points within your muscles and connective tissues. Its objective is to release tension, enhance blood circulation, and facilitate the regeneration of damaged tissues. As a result, you may experience reduced pain and inflammation, along with improved functionality.

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Unveiling the Healing Potential of Acupuncture and Dry Needling

Acupuncture aims to restore the balance of energy, also known as Qi, by stimulating specific points along the meridians in the body. This aims to promote and enhance the body’s natural ability to repair itself, which may help to improve or alleviate various conditions and issues, providing a comprehensive solution to improve both physical and mental health.

By embracing acupuncture and complementary therapies, you may nurture your body and mind, fostering a sense of balance and improved health. At NDPE, we proudly offer high-quality services, including acupuncture, to residents in West Ryde and surrounding areas such as:

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Exploring the Technique of Dry Needling

As an evidence-based treatment, dry needling aims to be highly useful in addressing diverse issues, including acute and chronic pain as well as various health conditions. This approach may be particularly advantageous for athletes and individuals on the path to musculoskeletal recovery, offering notable benefits such as enhanced pain management, increased flexibility, and accelerated healing. With its scientific foundation, dry needling stands as a valuable technique that aims to support overall health and well-being.

The aim of dry needling is to increase blood supply to the tight or painful area, which then provokes a ‘twitch’ response. This twitch is seen as a good sign, as it may indicate the muscle is ‘releasing’. Dry needling focuses much of its attention on calcium, which supports contraction, and potassium, which provides relaxation. It aims to flush calcium and potassium into the muscle with each twitch, allowing your trigger points (sore or tight areas) to feel more relaxed and less painful.

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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Unveiling the Positive Effects of Dry Needling

Dry needling is a holistic treatment that aims to provide numerous potential benefits for pain and discomfort, including:

  • 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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Unveiling the Potential Treatments Offered by Dry Needling

Dry needling is a versatile treatment approach that aims to address various issues, including:

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What Can You Expect During Your Dry Needling Appointment?

During your initial appointment, your physiotherapist will conduct a thorough discussion about your trigger points, including their location, sensation, possible underlying causes, and impact on your daily life. 

Once it is determined that dry needling may be beneficial for your treatment plan, your subsequent sessions will involve you reclining while your skilled physiotherapist carefully inserts fine needles into your trigger points. This approach aims to elicit a twitch response, which is thought to alleviate your pain and discomfort and target the underlying issues.

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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Your Dry Needling Questions Answered

How long will dry needling benefit me?

The length of time the benefits of dry needling last can vary depending on individual factors. Factors such as the nature of the issue, its underlying cause, and your specific circumstances can influence how long the benefits will last for you.

How many sessions of dry needling will I need?

The number of sessions needed for dry needling is influenced by individual factors. Typically, most individuals benefit from multiple sessions as the sore or tight area adapts and responds to the treatment over time. This progressive approach allows for a comprehensive and adequate treatment outcome.

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?

During the insertion of the needles, most individuals do not experience significant pain. The twitch response, if felt, is usually brief and tolerable, and many patients find the overall experience relaxing. It is important to note that after a dry needling session, you may experience mild “post-needle soreness” either later that day or the next day. This discomfort is normal and typically resolves 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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