Dry Needling Available at SA Wellness Centre

What is Dry Needling?

Dry needling is a technique used widely by myotherapists, physiotherapists  and massage therapists around the world to treat muscle aches and pain.

Dry needling is a treatment technique where by a sterile fine needle (single-use acupuncture needle) is inserted into the muscle to assist with improving function and decreasing pain through the release of myofascial trigger points (also known as knots in muscle).

A myofascial trigger point, also known as a knot in the muscle, is a group of muscle fibres which have shortened when activated but have not been able to lengthen back to a relaxed state after use.

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What Can Dry Needling Do For You?

You may have heard of this treatment technique before but still unsure of whether or not this technique is right for you. Will it hurt?, How does it work?, Is dry needling the same as acupuncture?

These are common questions asked by patients when dry needling is suggested as treatment. Read on to find out the answers to these questions and familiarise yourself with the technique so that the next time it is recommended, you won’t hesitate to try it!

How fast are the benefits noticed?
Almost instantly. Some patients find relief and improved function as soon as they leave the consulting room.

Will it hurt when the needle is inserted?
The sensation is similar to a muscle cramp but very lightly. Healthy muscles usually experience very little to no pain at all.

Is dry needling the same as acupuncture?

  • Dry needling is a treatment usually used for pain conditions by qualified allied health professionals e.g. physios, myos and massage therapists.

  • Acupuncture is the holistic approach of treatment for the whole body, including body, mind and spirit. It can be applied to target all varying conditions, not just pain. 

What are the side effects?
Some patients experience soreness at the point of the needle, as well as minor bruising could occur. This often disappears within a day or two.

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What are the benefits of Dry Needling?

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If you suffer from one or more of the following, dry needling may be able to help you:


Call our centre and speak to one of our friendly reception staff who can assist you in your booking and any further inquiries you may have. Phone: 8322 1788. Alternatively, you can book your appointment online



Remedial Massage Therapist


Kanex completed her Diploma of Remedial Massage at Southern Cross Education Institute in 2017 and with an additional qualification in Dry Needling in 2019. She has been working in this industry for more than 6 years and she specialized with a large focus on deep tissue/remedial style treatments where she also incorporates different techniques to aid the release of muscular tension. In 2020, she also gained her Certificate III In Fitness to help her clients achieve their wellness goals.

She uses Trigger Point Therapy, Deep Tissue, Swedish Massage, Acupressure, Hot Stones, Cupping, Dry Needling, stress and pain relief as well as reflexology to assist with her techniques based on client’s individual needs.




Rebecca graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from the University of South Australia. Since then she has been working in private practice, as well as working with a variety of junior and senior sports teams.

She comes to physiotherapy following her own injuries throughout the years from various sports, she realised the importance of physiotherapy for ongoing health and wellness. She has extensive training in acute injuries especially on the football field following 5 years of football training experience.

Her special interests are in Sports Physiotherapy and in Women’s Health Physiotherapy and is passionate about helping people understand their body and return them to their best version and wants to enable people to be able to manage their problems in the long term.

Rebecca offers exercise rehabilitation as well dry needling. She also has a special soft spot for ankle injuries and preventing reoccurring ankle sprains particularly in young athletes.

Outside the Physiotherapy room, she enjoys completing Crossfit in her spare time and spending time with her 2 Maltese Shih Tzu dogs at the beach. 


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Andrew started his current journey 5+ years ago. Initially completing a Qualification in Personal Training specialising in Corrective Exercise & Natural Movement. He has put a lot of the concepts he learnt during those first couple of years into his own daily practice, recognising his own restrictions and working on these daily, particularly mobility (which was restricted after working as a Carpenter for 20 years)
“I believe moving well is one of the key factors to improved health and wellbeing particularly as we age” he said.

After Andrew completed the Diploma of Remedial massage his focus shifted to providing manual therapy as the core of his business and providing advice on stretching and strengthening as an additional service. Thus, providing a holistic service. As a Carpenter selects the appropriate tool for the task at hand, so too he believes its about selecting the right treatment plan for each client.

Currently Andrew offers the following massage services below.

  • Deep tissue massage.
  • Myofascial release (Also advice on Self Myofascial release)
  • Trigger point therapy
  • Functional release cupping (a blend of static and dynamic cupping with movement) a great way to lengthen restricted muscles.
  • Dry needling (targeting stubborn trigger points and areas of pain & restriction)
  • Range of movement testing (to determine where your restricted)
  • Corrective exercise (to regain balance by stretching tight muscles and strengthening weak ones. Also addressing postural issues)

Of all the reasons why, you will want to see Andrew as a Remedial massage therapist, the number one reason is fundamentally because your seeking “CHANGE”

To CHANGE the way you feel & To CHANGE the way you move
It may sound like a pretty basic concept but the beauty with this approach. change is measurable; therefore, we can track your progress, look at what is working and alter what isn’t.

“I believe that if the stressors are removed or reduced and given the right environment the body will in most cases heal itself over time, or at least achieve measurable gains. That is where, as a manual therapist I look for those stressors, restrictions, things that are causing pain and/or restriction and provide the appropriate treatment for your situation”.

“I do not consider what I do as working for a living, as I enjoy the journey, helping others to move freer with reduced pain. Learning all I can about my chosen field and celebrating my clients wins.”

When Andrew is not in the clinic or studying, he enjoy bodyweight & mobility training, or otherwise known as Natural Movement Practice (MovNat). Also spending time out in Nature.


Myotherapist & Hijama Practitioner



Diego joined the SA Wellness Centre team in January 2020 as a Myotherapist.

Diego comes from a nursing and pathology background and studied a Bachelor degree in Health Science in Myotherapy. He is also one of the first certified Hijama practitioners in SA. His duty of care is exceptional. Diego also offers dry needling, dry cupping and wet cupping to help with various types of muscle pain such as, upper and lower back pain, sciatica, headaches and migraines, shoulder pain; just to name a few.

As a Myotherapist, Diego is committed to delivering exceptional treatment, providing relief from injury and discomfort, and encouraging creative flow in a nurturing, professional environment.

Please feel free to call and speak to our friendly staff if you would like to find out more about Myotherapy and how it can help you.





Harley began studying a Bachelor of Health Science – Myotherapy to help not only himself but for others in healing their bodies from a variety of musculoskeletal injuries and conditions. His focus with his clients is to reduce pain, improve the quality of function in muscles and joints, and client education. Harley’s interests lay in acute and chronic conditions of the musculoskeletal system and he can utilise a variety of techniques such as cupping, dry needling, and joint mobilisation to list a few in the treatment and care of his clients.

Harley’s also a professional soccer player. Having a background in sports and doing it for nearly two decades now has influenced him to follow this career path. Harley has always been interested in taking the best care of his own body from a recovery point of view and that has led to an interest in helping others with their own recovery and management of injuries.

He consults in both locations




Tereza completed her Bachelor’s degree in Health Science (Myotherapy) from Endeavour College of Natural Health. She is very excited to work and help clients manage a range of issues such as pain and injury management, neuropathic and musculoskeletal issues, and much more!

Tereza also has a Certificate 3 in Fitness. She has worked helping a soccer club in Adelaide for a couple of seasons and has also worked as a lifeguard at the Woodside Army Barracks!

From a young age, Tereza found her passion in helping people. She really loves helping clients achieve the best quality out of treatments and being able to help clients increase potential! As a Myotherapist, Tereza’s specialties include dry needling and electro-needling, injury management and prevention, postural issues such as alignment, weakness, scoliosis, and strengthening as well as techniques including cupping, taping, stretching, exercise prescription, neurodynamic and joint health.

When not at work, you’ll usually find Tereza with her wonderful husband – Reece, walking their dog – Lordy, taking care of their garden, or watching a favorite TV show! Tereza also has other passions including music (she plays violin), researching, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle!

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