Dry Needling: A Quick Introduction to Our Services!

Dry needling is a relatively new method of treating pain and it has only recently arrived in Australia. It bears a lot of resemblance to Chinese Acupuncture and is quickly gaining popularity among sports physicians and physiotherapists.

It is considered an invasive procedure as the dry needling process consists of inserting thin filament needles into the skin and muscle, exactly at the myofascial trigger point. This trigger point can be anywhere with a bunch of muscle fibre contraction knots found together. These are responsible for the creation and maintenance of the pain cycles in our bodies, and therefore become the focus of any dry needling exercise.

It is used to cure, or at least help alleviate the symptoms of, a number of musculoskeletal problems with their roots in neuromuscular dysfunction. These conditions include pain in the neck, back and shoulders, arm pains caused by golfer’s elbow, tennis elbow or the carpal tunnel syndrome, migraines, other types of headaches, jaw pain, back ace, leg pains caused by sciatica, hamstring strains as well as calf spasms.

At MoveWell Physio in Ocean Keys, we only make use of sterile disposable needles. The process, even though invasive, is minimally painful as our dry needling clients report nothing more than a muscle twitch as the needles are inserted.

Dry needling is found to be an effective solution for reducing pain. Research has also found it to be a good alternative treatment for plantar fasciitis or heel pain.

At MoveWell Physio in Ocean Keys, our qualified physiotherapists use dry needling techniques with their up-to-date knowledge in anatomy and physiology to create personalized treatment plans for our patients. They accurately identify and palpate dry needling trigger points using their expert assessment skills and then assess the myofascial tension found within the structures of the body.