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Dry Needling Telopea

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

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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 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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What is Dry Needling & Acupuncture?

Through the stimulation of specific points along the body’s meridians, acupuncture aims to restore the balance of energy, known as Qi. This practice may enhance the body’s natural ability to repair itself, potentially bringing about improvements in various conditions and promoting overall well-being.

By embracing acupuncture and complementary therapies, you may nurture your body and mind, fostering a sense of balance and improved health. At NDPE, we proudly offer high-quality services, including acupuncture, to residents in West Ryde and surrounding areas such as:

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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.

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What Are The Benefits 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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What Can You Expect During Your Dry Needling Appointment?

During your initial appointment, your physiotherapist will discuss your trigger points, such as where they are, how they feel, their potential cause, and how they affect you day to day. 

Once we have determined that dry needling may benefit your treatment plan, your sessions will involve you lying back as one of our physiotherapists inserts the fine needles into your trigger points to elicit the twitch response with the aim of addressing your pain and discomfort.

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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Answers to Your Dry Needling Question

How long can dry needling be beneficial?

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 dry-needling sessions will I require?

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?

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 it painful to undergo dry needling?

During the insertion of the needles, most individuals do not experience significant pain. The twitch response, if felt, is usually brief and tolerable, and many patients find the overall experience relaxing. It is important to note that after a dry needling session, you may experience mild “post-needle soreness” either later that day or the next day. This discomfort is normal and typically resolves within 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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