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Dry Needling Mortlake

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

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Embracing natural measures towards recovery

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 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.

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What is Dry Needling & Acupuncture?

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.

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 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 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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What Are The Benefits Of Dry Needling?

As a holistic treatment option, dry needling aims to offer a host of 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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What Conditions Can Dry Needling Treat?

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

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Exploring What to Anticipate During Your 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. 

Based on the assessment, if it is determined that dry needling may be a suitable treatment option for you, your subsequent sessions will involve lying back as our experienced physiotherapist gently inserts fine needles into your trigger points. This process aims to elicit a twitch response, which may provide targeted relief and address your pain and discomfort.

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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Your Dry Needling Questions Answered

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 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?

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.

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 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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