DRY NEEDLING

Dry Needling

Dry needling is used to treat patients who suffer from headaches, back pain, neck pain, sciatica, repetitive strain injuries (RSI), asthma, joint pain, menstrual problems, sports injuries and pregnancy issues.  Patients come to us in mild to acute pain and through naturopathic treatment, the body’s natural balance is restored and so healing can begin. Dry Needling is effective pain relief.

We have highly qualified dry needling practitioner treating at Om wellness. He is passionate about finding the treatment that specifically fits you and your conditions and improving your overall health and wellbeing.

We also believe in optimising your potential so that you can live your life to the fullest enjoying the things you love.

What Dry Needling can do for you

So what is  Dry Needling?

Dry Needling involves multiple advances of a filament needle into the muscle in the region of a “Trigger Point’. The aim of Dry Needling is to achieve a local twitch response to release muscle tension and pain. Dry needling is an effective treatment for chronic pain of neuropathic origin with very few side effects. This technique is unequalled in finding and eliminating neuromuscular dysfunction that leads to pain and functional deficits.

Research supports that dry needling improves pain control, reduces muscle tension, normalizes biochemical and electrical dysfunction of motor endplates, and facilitates an accelerated return to active rehabilitation.

Will it hurt?

The needle used is very thin and most subjects do not even feel it penetrate the skin. A healthy muscle feels hardly any discomfort with the insertion of this needle. However, if the muscle is sensitive and shortened or has active trigger points within it, the subject will feel a sensation like a muscle cramp -‘the twitch response’, and will be initially sore. The soreness recedes very rapidly though and then the needle is hardly felt at all.

The patient also may feel a reproduction of the symptomatic pain which is a helpful diagnostic indicator for the practitioner attempting to diagnose the cause of the patients symptoms. Patients soon learn to recognise this sensation and almost look forward to the sensation as it results in deactivating the trigger point, reducing pain and restoring normal length function to the involved muscle.

Dry Needling stimulates the healing process of soft tissues (muscle “trigger points”, fascia, tendons and ligaments, etc) resulting in Pain Relief and restoration of healthy physiology.

What is a trigger point?

A myofascial “trigger point” is a hyperirritable point in skeletal muscle that is associated with a hypersensitive palpable nodule, the most common term for this is a “muscle knot”. This area becomes painful at the site and can also relay pain to other areas of the body causing other pain symptoms such as “tension headaches”.

Are there any drawbacks to Dry Needling?

Usually only mild muscle soreness or occasional skin bruising.

Research supports that dry needling improves pain control, reduces muscle tension, normalizes biochemical and electrical dysfunction of motor endplates, and facilitates an accelerated return to active rehabilitation.

Is Dry Needling the same as Acupuncture?

The objectives and philosophy behind the use of dry needling by physical therapists is not based on ancient theories or tenets of traditional Chinese medicine as Acupuncture is. The performance of modern dry needling by physical therapists is based on western neuro anatomy and modern scientific study of the musculoskeletal and nervous systems.

Both Dry Needling and Acupuncture do, however, use the same tool; a solid needle filament.

What can be treated with Dry Needling?

A variety of musculoskeletal problems including, but not limited to:

Headaches,
Acute/Chronic injuries
Neck/Back and Shoulder pain
Tendinitis
Muscle Spasms
Sciatica
Hip/Knee pain
Muscle strains
Fibromyalgia
Tennis/Golfer’s Elbow, etc.

Ask your practitioner at Om Wellness for Dry Needling within your session and see the benefits for yourself.

Consults & Treatment:

$95 for 60 minutes

$70 for 45 minutes

 

Health Fund Rebates Apply