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Dry Needling Tennyson Point

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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Learn about Acupuncture and Dry Needling

Acupuncture aims to restore the balance of energy, also known as Qi, by stimulating specific points along the meridians in the body. This aims to promote and enhance the body’s natural ability to repair itself, which may help to improve or alleviate various conditions and issues, providing a comprehensive solution to improve both physical and mental health.

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.

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.

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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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 versatile treatment approach that aims to address various issues, including:

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Understanding the Process of a Dry Needling Session

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. 

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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Your Dry Needling Questions Answered

How long do the benefits of dry needling last?

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 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?

Following your dry needling appointment, it is important to prioritise hydration. Avoid engaging in vigorous physical activities on the day of your session. Ensure you drink an ample amount of water to keep yourself hydrated. If you experience muscle soreness, it is recommended to rest and consider utilising remedies such as a warm bath or ice therapy to alleviate any discomfort.

Is it painful to undergo dry needling?

The process of inserting dry needles is generally not painful, and many patients find it to be a soothing experience. While some individuals may feel a brief twitch response, it is typically well-tolerated. It is important to be aware that after a dry needling session, you may experience mild “post-needle soreness” either later on the same day or the next day. This discomfort is considered normal and usually resolves 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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