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Dry Needling Putney

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 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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About Acupuncture & 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 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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Understanding the Benefits of Dry Needling

As an evidence-based treatment, dry needling aims to be highly useful in addressing diverse issues, including acute and chronic pain as well as various health conditions. This approach may be particularly advantageous for athletes and individuals on the path to musculoskeletal recovery, offering notable benefits such as enhanced pain management, increased flexibility, and accelerated healing. With its scientific foundation, dry needling stands as a valuable technique that aims to support overall health and well-being.

It primarily aims to enhance blood supply to tight or painful areas, evoking a beneficial “twitch” response that indicates muscle release. The focus of dry needling lies in calcium, which supports muscle contraction, and potassium, which facilitates relaxation. Through the stimulation of twitches, dry needling is believed to promote the influx of calcium and potassium into the muscle, resulting in relaxation and reduced pain in trigger points or areas of tightness.

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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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

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.

To achieve this twitch response, they will flick the needle and gently move it in and out of the muscle. Sometimes, it takes a while for the twitch response to begin, and you may feel a 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 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.

What should I do after the dry needling appointment?

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.

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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