For appointments please call
02 9874 8410

Dry Needling Ermington

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

Call (02) 9874 8410 or Book Online

Opting for natural steps to 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 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.

Dry Needling near Ermington

About Acupuncture & Dry Needling

Through the stimulation of specific points along the body’s meridians, acupuncture aims to restore the balance of energy, known as Qi. This practice may enhance the body’s natural ability to repair itself, potentially bringing about improvements in various conditions and promoting overall well-being.

By embracing acupuncture and complementary healthcare approaches, you can aim to nurture both your physical and mental well-being, fostering a sense of balance. At NDPE, we are committed to delivering high-quality services, including acupuncture and other alternative therapies, to residents in West Ryde and the surrounding areas of Eastwood, Denistone, Marsfield, Epping, Ryde, Meadowbank, Melrose Park, Dundas Valley, Telopea, Putney, Carlingford, and Ermington.

___________________________________________________________________________

Unveiling the Healing Power 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.

During the procedure, fine needles are gently inserted into soft tissues, including muscles, fascia, ligaments, and tendons. Dry needling distinguishes itself from ‘wet’ needling, which involves needles containing medication. It’s often integrated into physiotherapy treatment plans and can also be employed as a standalone therapy. While it may be confused with acupuncture, it differs in terms of underlying philosophies and its focus on Western anatomy.

__________________________________________________________________________

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.

___________________________________________________________________________

Unveiling the Potential Treatments Offered by Dry Needling

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

___________________________________________________________________________

Understanding the Process of a Dry Needling Session

During your initial appointment, your physiotherapist will discuss your trigger points, such as where they are, how they feel, their potential cause, and how they affect you day to day. 

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.

___________________________________________________________________________

All Your Dry Needling Questions Answered

How long do the benefits of dry needling last?

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 do I have to go through?

The number of sessions required for dry needling is individualised and can vary for each person. In most cases, several sessions are recommended to allow for the gradual adjustment of the sore or tight area. This approach ensures optimal results and allows the body to respond to the treatment over time.

Is there anything I should do after dry needling?

Following your dry needling appointment, it is important to prioritise hydration. Avoid engaging in vigorous physical activities on the day of your session. Ensure you drink an ample amount of water to keep yourself hydrated. If you experience muscle soreness, it is recommended to rest and consider utilising remedies such as a warm bath or ice therapy to alleviate any discomfort.

Does dry needling hurt?

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.

___________________________________________________________________________

 

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.

BOOK ONLINE

new patient
special offer
New patient special offer Click Here
SRC Health Support Recovery Comfort
AOK Health Pty Ltd Australian Physiotherapy Association Corporate Work Health Australia The Orthotic Group Vasyli Medical

Northern Districts Physiotherapy

Northern Districts Physiotherapy & Sports Clinic was established in 1995 and consists of an energetic team of highly qualified and experienced professionals who take the time to understand ...

Read More...

Business Hours

We are now open Saturday’s….
Monday to Friday: 7am to 7pm
Saturday: 7am to 12noon

Contact Us

95 Ryedale Road
West Ryde NSW 2114

Ph 02 9874 8410
Fax 02 9874 6192
Email admin@ndpe.com.au

Facebook NDPE Google