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Dry Needling Ermington

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

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Natural Steps Towards Healing

By adopting a natural and holistic approach, dry needling and acupuncture may offer numerous benefits. These modalities not only aim to alleviate symptoms but also work to target the underlying cause of the issue, aiming for long-term relief and improved overall well-being.

Dry needling concentrates on affected regions or trigger points in your muscles and connective tissues. It works in an effort to release tension, improve blood circulation, and promote the regeneration of damaged tissues, which may lead to reduced pain and inflammation and increased functionality.

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Unveiling the Healing Potential of 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.

Embracing one or both of these alternative or complementary approaches to healthcare may assist in nurturing your body and mind, leading to a better feeling of balance and well-being. At NDPE, we offer high-quality services including both these therapies for local residents in West Ryde & surrounding areas including:

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Exploring the Technique 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.

The primary objective of dry needling is to enhance blood supply to tight or painful areas, triggering a beneficial “twitch” response. This twitch is thought to signify muscle release, which is a positive indication. Dry needling primarily focuses on the interplay of calcium, essential for muscle contraction, and potassium, responsible for relaxation. By stimulating twitches, dry needling is believed to facilitate the influx of calcium and potassium into the muscle, promoting relaxation and alleviating pain in trigger points or tense areas.

This technique involves the gentle insertion of fine needles into soft tissues such as muscles, fascia, ligaments, and tendons. Dry needling should not be confused with ‘wet’ needling, where needles contain medication. It’s commonly integrated into physiotherapy treatment plans and can also be employed as an independent therapy. While it shares similarities with acupuncture, dry needling is based on different philosophies and focuses on Western anatomy.

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Exploring the Advantages of Dry Needling

Dry needling, known for its holistic approach to pain and discomfort, aims to offer a wide range of potential benefits, 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 may treat a range of issues such as:

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Unveiling the Experience of a Dry Needling Appointment

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. 

Once we have determined that dry needling may benefit your treatment plan, your sessions will involve you lying back as one of our physiotherapists inserts the fine needles into your trigger points to elicit the twitch response with the aim of addressing 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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All Your Dry Needling Questions Answered

How long does dry needling work?

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 dry-needling sessions will I require?

The number of sessions required also depends on individual factors. Most people typically require several sessions as the sore or tight area adjusts over time.

What should I do after the dry needling appointment?

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.

Does dry needling hurt?

The insertion of the needles is generally not painful, and while the twitch response can sometimes be felt briefly, many patients find it a relaxing experience. Sometimes after a dry needling session, either later that day or the next day, you may feel ‘post needle soreness’. This is typically mild and normal and usually lasts no longer than 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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