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Dry Needling Putney

Implementing holistic therapies to optimise comfort, and functionality, and encourage healing.

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Natural Steps Towards 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 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 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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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.

During the procedure, fine needles are gently inserted into soft tissues, including muscles, fascia, ligaments, and tendons. Dry needling distinguishes itself from ‘wet’ needling, which involves needles containing medication. It’s often integrated into physiotherapy treatment plans and can also be employed as a standalone therapy. While it may be confused with acupuncture, it differs in terms of underlying philosophies and its focus on Western anatomy.

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What Are The 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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What Conditions Can Dry Needling Treat?

Dry needling may treat a range of issues such as:

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What Can You Expect During Your 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. 

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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We Answer Your Questions About Dry Needling

How long will dry needling benefit me?

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 of dry needling will I need?

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?

To support your recovery after dry needling, it is essential to stay hydrated. Refrain from participating in strenuous physical activities on the same day as your session. Make sure to drink enough water to maintain hydration. In the event of muscle soreness, it is advisable to rest and consider using therapeutic methods like a warm bath or ice therapy to alleviate discomfort.

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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Our experienced team of physiotherapists is well-versed and experienced in dry needling and acupuncture, and tailoring treatments for each patient. Visit us for a thorough assessment to find out which approach may be right for you.

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