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Dry Needling Epping

Implementing holistic therapies to optimise comfort, and functionality, and encourage healing.

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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 targets affected areas or trigger points in your muscles and connective tissues. It aims 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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What is Dry Needling & Acupuncture?

Acupuncture works by aiming to restore the balance of energy, known as Qi, through the stimulation of specific points along the body’s meridians. This approach aims to enhance the body’s innate self-healing abilities, potentially improving and alleviating 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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Exploring the Technique of Dry Needling

Dry needling is a well-founded treatment approach that aims to address a wide array of issues, encompassing acute and chronic pain and various health conditions. This technique may hold significant value for athletes and individuals in musculoskeletal recovery, as it is thought to play a vital role in pain management, flexibility enhancement, and expedited healing. By relying on evidence-based principles, dry needling may offer a beneficial avenue for promoting comprehensive 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.

This technique involves the gentle insertion of fine needles into soft tissues, including muscles, fascia, ligaments, and tendons. Dry needling should not be confused with ‘wet’ needling, which involves needles containing medication. It’s often incorporated as part of physiotherapy treatment protocols and can also be utilised as a standalone therapy. While similarities exist with acupuncture, dry needling differs in terms of underlying philosophies and its foundation in Western anatomy.

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Understanding the Potential Benefits 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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Understanding the Range of Conditions Addressed by Dry Needling

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

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Exploring What to Anticipate During Your Dry Needling Session

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. 

After determining that dry needling may be an appropriate addition to your treatment plan, your subsequent sessions will involve you lying comfortably as your experienced physiotherapist skillfully inserts fine needles into your trigger points. The objective is to elicit a twitch response, aiming to address your pain and discomfort and promote overall relief and healing.

To achieve this twitch response, they will flick the needle and gently move it in and out of the muscle. Sometimes, it takes a while for the twitch response to begin, and you may feel a dull ache for a few seconds.

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We Answer Your Questions About Dry Needling

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 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.

Do I need to do anything after the dry needle session?

After your dry needling session, it is crucial to maintain proper hydration. Avoid engaging in intense physical activities on the day of your appointment. Remember to drink an adequate amount of water to stay hydrated. If you experience muscle soreness, it is recommended to rest and consider using remedies like a warm bath or ice therapy for relief.

Does dry needling hurt?

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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Our knowledgeable team of physiotherapists possess extensive knowledge in dry needling and acupuncture, and they excel in customising treatments to suit individual patients. Pay us a visit for a comprehensive assessment to determine which approach may be most suitable for your needs.

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