Dry Needling Physio Adelaide
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Treat the point of pain with expert dry needling
Muscle spasms following an injury are one of the most common contributing factors to pain and restriction. No matter what your injury is, your muscles will tighten and “guard” you from further damage. Unfortunately, this tends to increase pain levels and cause restricted mobility.
Western dry needling is an effective treatment used to target specific muscle fibres and quickly release the area. All our expert physiotherapists are formally trained in advanced dry needling techniques.
How does dry needling work?
Dry needling is a specialised therapeutic technique that effectively treats a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions. As the name suggests, dry needling involves the use of fine needles to stimulate myofascial trigger points (MTrP) across the body. This process creates an involuntary contraction local twitch response (LTR) within the muscle, which assists in the release of tension, promotes blood flow, and stimulates the body’s natural healing process. The tiny needles signal an injury response to the brain which then initiates a healing response to replace or repair damaged tissue.
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Our physiotherapists can help you with many conditions including:
Back and spinal pain can be complex to treat properly if the underlying causes are not addressed. We work with you to develop a specific treatment plan for fast recovery.
The shoulder complex is made up of 17 muscles and is the most mobile joint in the body. With a greater range of motion comes greater potential for injury.
Headaches and migraines don’t have to be complicated. Physiotherapy treatment techniques can provide long-term relief for acute and chronic headaches.
Headaches & Migraines
Playing sports is a great way to stay fit and active however increased activity can cause soft tissue injuries such as tendonitis, ligament sprains and muscle strains.
The knee is the largest joint in the body and is subjected to a great deal of force. Common knee injuries include ligament sprains, muscle and tendon sprains and meniscus tears.
Hip pain is a common problem and can be caused by joint issues, bursitis, tendonitis, lower back issues and irritated nerves. Your hips can commonly refer pain to other areas.
Undergoing orthopaedic surgery is a major decision and can have mixed outcomes. Improve your recovery and overall success with post-operative rehabilitation.
Post Operative Rehab
All pain is affected by physical and psychosomatic factors. Chronic pain states are stubborn, longstanding and complex, and require empathy and understanding.
What to Expect During a Dry Needling Session
Step 1 - Comprehensive assessment
We don’t just stick needles in your body aimlessly. Our comprehensive assessment helps us determine the required needle points for the best results.
Step 2 - Cleanse the area
To prevent the risk of infections, we adopt the aseptic needling technique. We use high-quality acupuncture needles that are individually sealed and sterilised. We then prepare the skin with alcohol wipes.
Step 3 - Insert needles
Using a guide tube, our expert physiotherapists insert the needles into specific areas of your body. This provides pain-free and accurate needle insertion into the desired points. The physiotherapist may move the needle around to elicit a twitch response.
Step 4 - Combine therapies
We take a holistic approach to health and understand that there isn’t just one treatment that will help you recover. That is why, we combine dry needling with many other physical therapies for maximum recovery.
At Physio Physique, we set ourselves apart by:
Frequently Asked Questions
The needles we use are extremely thin therefore do not cause our clients any discomfort most of the time.
Depending on the area and condition being treated, some people suffer from hypersensitivity which can increase the likelihood of mild discomfort.
Our physiotherapists use dry needling as part of their treatment and management of many conditions.
During a treatment, the acupuncture needles may be left at the site for 10-15 minutes.
Dry needling can treat many musculoskeletal conditions including muscle sprains, tendonitis, bursitis, chronic pain, disc bulges, sciatica, nerve pain, headaches, migraines and pain related to arthritis.
Most people experience significant pain relief with three to four sessions of dry needling. Others may need six or more sessions depending on the condition being treated.
Dry needling is similar to acupuncture as both methods involve the insertion of thin needles into various points in the body.
Dry needling is the Western adaptation of acupuncture and primarily targets trigger points in muscle tissue. Needling helps reduce muscle spasm and knotted tissue which in turns results in pain relief.
Traditional Chinese acupuncture has been used for thousands of years and is based on energy theory and meridian points.
Mild side effects can be common and include bleeding, bruising, swelling and needlepoint tenderness.
Dry needling can also carry a small risk of infection as the protective skin layer is punctured during the procedure.
At Physio Physique, we adopt the aseptic needling technique by sterilising the skin and only using individually sealed and sterile needles. All used acupuncture needles are disposed of in a sharps container.