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Dry Needling Meadowbank

Employing holistic therapies to enhance comfort, and functionality, and promote healing.

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Opting for natural steps to healing

Adopting a natural and holistic perspective, dry needling and acupuncture may bring about numerous benefits. These therapies not only target the symptoms but also aim to address the underlying cause of the issue, striving for lasting 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 Meadowbank

What is Dry Needling & Acupuncture?

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 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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Unveiling the Healing Power 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.

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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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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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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Exploring What to Anticipate During Your Dry Needling Session

In your initial appointment, your physiotherapist will take the time to understand your trigger points, including their specific locations, how they feel, the factors possibly contributing to them, and the impact they have on your daily functioning. 

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.

In order to stimulate the twitch response, your physiotherapist will gently flick the needle and perform subtle movements, inserting and withdrawing it within the muscle. It’s worth mentioning that the twitch response may not happen immediately, and you might experience a temporary dull ache for a few seconds during the procedure.

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Answers to Your Dry Needling Question

How long do the benefits of dry needling last?

The duration of the benefits obtained from dry needling varies from person to person. It is influenced by factors such as the underlying cause of the issue, whether it is acute or chronic, and your lifestyle. These factors will ultimately determine how long the benefits of dry needling will last for you.

How many sessions do I have to go through?

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.

After dry needling, is there anything else I should do?

It is important to stay hydrated following your dry needling appointment, so avoid intense physical activity on the day of your session. Drink a sufficient amount of water and if you experience any muscle soreness, rest and use remedies such as a warm bath or ice therapy.

Is dry needling painful?

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 highly skilled team of physiotherapists is well-versed and experienced in the techniques of dry needling and acupuncture. With a patient-centred approach, we tailor treatments to meet the unique needs of each individual. Schedule a thorough assessment with us to discover the most appropriate approach for your specific condition.

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