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Dry Needling Rhodes

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

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Taking 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 specifically targets affected areas or trigger points in your muscles and connective tissues. It aims 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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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 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 an evidence-based treatment that may be used to address a variety of issues, such as acute and chronic pain and health conditions. This approach may also be particularly beneficial for athletes or individuals recovering from musculoskeletal injuries, as it aims to aid in pain management, enhance flexibility, and accelerate the healing process.

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.

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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What Conditions Can Dry Needling Treat?

Dry needling is a practical treatment modality that may address a wide range of issues, including:

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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. 

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 trigger the twitch response, your physiotherapist will employ techniques such as flicking the needle and delicately manipulating it within the muscle. It’s important to note that the twitch response may not happen instantaneously, and you may experience a brief, mild ache for a few seconds during the process.

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All Your Dry Needling Questions Answered

How long will dry needling benefit me?

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 do I have to go through?

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.

Is there anything I should do after dry needling?

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?

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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