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Dry Needling Mortlake

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

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Opting for natural steps to 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 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 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.

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What is 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, 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

As a holistic treatment for pain and discomfort, dry needling aims to offer many possible benefits such as:

  • 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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Exploring the Therapeutic Applications of Dry Needling

Dry needling is a versatile treatment technique that aims to address a range of issues, including:

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Unveiling the Experience of a Dry Needling Appointment

During your first appointment, your dedicated physiotherapist will engage in a comprehensive discussion regarding your trigger points, including their precise locations, the sensations they produce, their potential root causes, and how they affect 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 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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We Answer Your Questions About Dry Needling

How long does dry needling work?

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 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.

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

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.

Is dry needling painful?

The process of inserting dry needles is generally not painful, and many patients find it to be a soothing experience. While some individuals may feel a brief twitch response, it is typically well-tolerated. It is important to be aware that after a dry needling session, you may experience mild “post-needle soreness” either later on the same day or the next day. This discomfort is considered normal and usually 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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