Dry Needling at Sports Medicine Clinic

Our clinicians are skilled in Dry Needling and may include this treatment in your individualised recovery plan. Our Remedial Therapists, Chiropractors, Osteopaths, and Physiotherapists are well trained to utilise this treatment in conjunction with manual physical therapy treatments. 

What Is Dry Needling?

Dry needling, or myofascial trigger point needling, is the technique used to help treat myofascial trigger points. target connective tissue and muscle pain, tension, spasms, and restore mobility. 

What are some conditions that Dry Needling may help with?

This treatment has a variety of health benefits and may help treat a variety of underlying problems, such as:

  • Tight muscle tension
  • Musculoskeletal pain
  • Hip flexor tension
  • Cervical radiculopathy
  • Breathing issues
  • Neck pain
  • Morton’s neuroma
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Referral pain
  • Gluteal pain
  • Bell’s Palsy
  • Tennis elbow
  • Back, spine, and sciatica pain
  • Rotator cuff pain
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Scar tissue
  • Improving range of motion
  • Hamstring spasms
  • Knee pain
  • Carpal Tunnel

How Does Dry Needling Work?

If your Sports Medicine Clinic clinician determines this is a treatment that may assist you. They will discuss the procedure with you first. 

Dry Needling works closely with trigger points. A trigger point is a taut area, or band, of skeletal muscle found inside a larger muscle area. Clinicians carefully place a thin, sterile stainless steel needle into trigger points that require attention. The needles contain no liquid and nothing is injected. 

Does this treatment hurt?

This treatment is usually painless and the needles are very thin. Some treatment areas may be more tender than others, the needle should not cause more pain than your current symptoms. Sometimes, you may feel soreness in the area after your treatment, very similar to what you may feel after exercising a muscle.

Patients should be aware that this treatment may cause an awareness of the release of tension and relaxation response. 

What is the difference between acupuncture and Dry Needling?

Whilst disposable, therapeutic “acupuncture needles” are used in this treatment, the practice of Dry Needling and acupuncture are fundamentally different. 

The purpose of acupuncture is to alter the flow of energy, or chi, in conjunction with other traditional Chinese medicine practices. Whereas, Dry Needling is delivered by highly trained professionals who have studied contemporary theories and practices in musculoskeletal, neurological anatomy, and pathophysiology.

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