2 Raymond Terrace,
Unit 9B, 1-10 Amy Close,
Terrigal: 4385 2079
Wyong: 4352 3343
Monday – Friday 8am – 7pm
What is it?
Clinical Dry needling is another form of soft tissue treatment that is used in conjunction to manual therapy. It is a light needling technique performed by qualified clinicians and aims to restore pain free, normal movement.
Tissues can become irritated and inflamed (and cause pain) due to mechanical strain, inflammation or other chemical reactions. The injured structures and other points are needled to assist with the repair of these tissues, increasing circulation and promoting healing.
The biggest advantage of dry needling is that it offers you a drug-free alternative to pain management that will help you reduce your intake of painkillers. It also offers a surgery-free alternative for rehabilitating certain types of injuries, including muscle strains and sprained joints. Unlike traditional acupuncture which focuses on points of body energy or ‘qi’ (commonly pronounced Chi), clinical dry needling targets myofascial points (also known as ‘knots’ in your muscles). This stimulates hormonal and chemical changes in your body that promote healing, reduce pain and inflammation.
Please note that it is important that you are well hydrated and have eaten a sufficient meal before your dry needling consultation. Dry needling can be used in conjunction with other physiotherapy treatment techniques to manage your individual condition.
What is it used for?
- Joint and ligament sprains
- Muscle strains
- Chronic pain
- Nerve pain
- Sports injuries
What are the benefits of Clinical Dry Needling?
- Decreased pain
- Reduced recovery time
- Increased flexibility and mobility
- Assist in the relief of nerve symptoms (tingling, pins & needles and numbness)