For appointments please call
02 9874 8410

Dry Needling Rhodes

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

Call (02) 9874 8410 or Book Online

Natural Steps Towards Healing

Embracing a natural and holistic approach, dry needling and acupuncture aim to offer a wide range of advantages. These modalities not only work to address the symptoms but also prioritise the treatment of the root cause of the problem,aiming to foster 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.

Dry Needling near Rhodes

Learn about 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 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:

___________________________________________________________________________

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.

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.

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.

__________________________________________________________________________

Unveiling the Positive Effects 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.

___________________________________________________________________________

What Conditions Can Dry Needling Treat?

Dry needling is a versatile treatment approach that aims to address various issues, including:

___________________________________________________________________________

Exploring What to Anticipate During Your Dry Needling Session

During your initial appointment, your physiotherapist will conduct a thorough discussion about your trigger points, including their location, sensation, possible underlying causes, and impact on 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.

___________________________________________________________________________

Answers to Your Dry Needling Question

How long do the benefits of dry needling last?

The length of time the benefits last varies from person to person. Factors such as the cause of the issue, whether the issue is acute or chronic, and your lifestyle will affect the outcome.

How many sessions do I have to go through?

The number of sessions required for dry needling is individualised and can vary for each person. In most cases, several sessions are recommended to allow for the gradual adjustment of the sore or tight area. This approach ensures optimal results and allows the body to respond to the treatment over time.

What should I do after the dry needling appointment?

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.

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.

___________________________________________________________________________

 

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.

BOOK ONLINE

new patient
special offer
New patient special offer Click Here
SRC Health Support Recovery Comfort
AOK Health Pty Ltd Australian Physiotherapy Association Corporate Work Health Australia The Orthotic Group Vasyli Medical

Northern Districts Physiotherapy

Northern Districts Physiotherapy & Sports Clinic was established in 1995 and consists of an energetic team of highly qualified and experienced professionals who take the time to understand ...

Read More...

Business Hours

We are now open Saturday’s….
Monday to Friday: 7am to 7pm
Saturday: 7am to 12noon

Contact Us

95 Ryedale Road
West Ryde NSW 2114

Ph 02 9874 8410
Fax 02 9874 6192
Email admin@ndpe.com.au

Facebook NDPE Google