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Dry Needling Newington

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

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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.

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Unveiling the Healing Potential of Acupuncture and Dry Needling

Acupuncture works by aiming to restore the balance of energy, known as Qi, through the stimulation of specific points along the body’s meridians. This approach aims to enhance the body’s innate self-healing abilities, potentially improving and alleviating various conditions.

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.

Dry needling aims to improve blood supply to tight or painful regions, eliciting a potentially beneficial “twitch” response that may indicate muscle release. Calcium and potassium, vital elements in muscle function, play a key role in dry needling. By inducing twitches, dry needling facilitates the release of calcium and potassium into the muscle, promoting relaxation and reducing pain in trigger points or areas of tension.

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

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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Understanding the Range of Conditions Addressed by Dry Needling

Dry needling may treat a range of issues such as:

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Exploring What to Anticipate During Your Dry Needling Session

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.

To elicit the desired twitch response, your physiotherapist may gently flick and manipulate the needle within the muscle. It’s important to note that the twitch response may take some time to occur, and during this process, you might experience a brief dull ache for a few seconds.

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We Answer Your Questions About Dry Needling

How long do the benefits of dry needling last?

The duration of the benefits achieved through dry needling can vary among individuals. It depends on various factors, including the root cause of the issue, whether it is acute or chronic, and your lifestyle choices. These factors collectively influence how long you can expect the benefits of dry needling to endure.

How many sessions will I need of dry needling?

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.

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

After your dry needling session, it is crucial to maintain proper hydration. Avoid engaging in intense physical activities on the day of your appointment. Remember to drink an adequate amount of water to stay hydrated. If you experience muscle soreness, it is recommended to rest and consider using remedies like a warm bath or ice therapy for relief.

Is dry needling painful?

In general, the insertion of dry needles is not considered painful, and many patients find the experience to be relaxing. While some individuals may briefly feel the twitch response, it is usually manageable. It is worth mentioning that following a dry needling session, you might experience mild “post-needle soreness” either later on the same day or the following day. This is a normal occurrence and typically subsides 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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