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Dry Needling Tennyson Point

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

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Embracing natural measures towards recovery

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 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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Learn about Acupuncture and Dry Needling

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 a well-founded treatment approach that aims to address a wide array of issues, encompassing acute and chronic pain and various health conditions. This technique may hold significant value for athletes and individuals in musculoskeletal recovery, as it is thought to play a vital role in pain management, flexibility enhancement, and expedited healing. By relying on evidence-based principles, dry needling may offer a beneficial avenue for promoting comprehensive 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.

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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Understanding the Potential 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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Exploring What to Anticipate During Your Dry Needling Session

In your initial appointment, your physiotherapist will take the time to understand your trigger points, including their specific locations, how they feel, the factors possibly contributing to them, and the impact they have on your daily functioning. 

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.

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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Your Dry Needling Questions Answered

How long do the benefits of dry needling last?

The length of time the benefits of dry needling last can vary depending on individual factors. Factors such as the nature of the issue, its underlying cause, and your specific circumstances can influence how long the benefits will last for you.

How many sessions will I need of dry needling?

The number of sessions needed for dry needling is influenced by individual factors. Typically, most individuals benefit from multiple sessions as the sore or tight area adapts and responds to the treatment over time. This progressive approach allows for a comprehensive and adequate treatment outcome.

Do I need to do anything after the dry needle session?

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.

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.

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Our highly skilled team of physiotherapists is well-versed and experienced in the techniques of dry needling and acupuncture. With a patient-centred approach, we tailor treatments to meet the unique needs of each individual. Schedule a thorough assessment with us to discover the most appropriate approach for your specific condition.

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