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.

Dry needling services in Adelaide and Surrounding Suburbs

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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



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.





Annie has been a practicing Myotherapist for almost 6 years and enjoys working with people from all walks of life. Annie’s goal is to ensure her clients walk out feeling better than when they walked in, and by using a wide range of modalities such as dry needling, cupping and myofascial release, she will work to reduce pain, improve range of motion and treat various musculoskeletal injuries.
Annie also has experience working with road cyclists and was the main treating therapist for the Drapac Cannondale Cycling team, ARA Pro Racing Sunshine Coast and as part of the team for the Mitchelton Scott World Tour team.
Annie has just moved to Adelaide from Melbourne with her partner Tom, and their 1 year old Swedish Vallhund, Yuuki. Annie enjoys exploring nature, hiking and going to the beach and is also a huge gamer!
Dr. Renier


Dr. Renier

In 2001 I qualified as a Chiropractor at the University of Johannesburg, in South Arica. I then went on to practice on the beautiful Winelands of the Western Cape, in a town called Stellenbosch. In addition to providing general chiropractic care, I was also fortunate to work with many international and elite athletes during this time.

In 2009 my family and I made the big decision to move to Australia, and once again we were very fortunate as I was offered a position at a chiropractic clinic in the beautiful coastal town of Port Lincoln. There I was part of a busy regional practice where I happily worked until we decided to move to Adelaide in 2021 for a new adventure.

I am clinically interested in chronic (ongoing, or recurring) pain conditions. Chronic musculoskeletal pain is very common and may be a complex challenge to the patient and practitioner. My approach is to classify an ongoing problem as accurately as possible, using structural and functional assessments, and then to decide on the most appropriate individualised approach regarding treatment, rehabilitation, exercise, and self-care.

I also have a special interest in injury and pain prevention. Good evidence shows that functional assessments can highlight potential problems that may lead to injury or pain. If we know about potential internal risk factors, we can do something to correct these before they cause problems. This has valuable application in youth sport participation and development; adult sport, leisure, or work participation; and post-injury return to work or sport decision-making.

My focus as a Chiropractor is to thoroughly assess the body to discover not only the sources of pain but also the underlying dysfunctions that cause pain.

I use several treatment methods including diversified spinal and joint adjustments, joint mobilisations, myofascial active release, dry-needling, neural and soft tissue release; as well as prescription of exercises to reset, reinforce, and rehabilitate dysfunctions.


Massage Therapist & Hijama Practitioner


  • Diploma in Remedial Massage
  • Certificate 4 in Personal Training and Allied Health Assistant
  • Bachelor’s in Psychology


Josh is a dedicated professional with a profound commitment to health and wellness, exemplified through his comprehensive approach to massage therapy. Possessing a wealth of knowledge in the field, he consistently delivers top-tier service to his clients. In addition to holding a Diploma in Remedial Massage, Josh has achieved certification in Personal Training and Allied Health Assistance. Recently, he successfully completed his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, enhancing his holistic understanding of well-being.

Committed to embodying the principles he advocates, Josh prioritises regular massage treatments, favouring the Myofascial Cupping technique. His diverse skill set encompasses various massage modalities, including Relaxation, Remedial, Trigger Point, Lymphatic Drainage, Scraping (Gua Sha), and Myofascial Cupping.

Beyond his professional pursuits, Josh finds fulfilment in outdoor activities such as hiking and indulges his passion for photography. He also maintains a keen interest in UFC/WWE and dedicates himself to rigorous training in the gym, reflecting his dedication to a holistic and balanced lifestyle.

Josh is available Wednesday, Thursday & Friday

Dr. Bronte


Dr. Bronte

Dr. Bronte decided to become a chiropractor after she experienced the benefits of chiropractic care for herself and through her family as she grew up. She uses a variety of techniques including Diversified, Activator, drop-piece, and soft tissue techniques to tailor care to her patient’s specific needs during their health care journey.

Dr. Bronte graduated from RMIT University with a Bachelor of Health Science/ Bachelor of Applied Science (Chiropractic) in 2021.  She has also gained her level one certification in Myofascial Dry Needling and Cupping from the Manual Medicine Australasia.

Outside of Chiropractic, Dr. Bronte enjoys spending time with her family and her cat Mr. Boots. She loves to travel and to go for hikes to explore.

Dr. Bronte is a registered Chiropractor under AHPRA and a member of the Australia Chiropractors Association (ACA).

Tyler Dell


Tyler Dell

Tyler is a dedicated physiotherapist committed to enhancing your quality of life through personalised care. With several years of experience in treating and diagnosing sport/musculoskeletal injuries, neurological conditions, pre and post-surgical rehab, fall prevention, and managing both acute and chronic pain, Tyler excels in providing comprehensive rehabilitation services. His holistic approach considers not only your symptoms but also your lifestyle and preferences, ensuring tailored treatment plans for optimal outcomes.

Specialising in musculoskeletal injuries, neurological conditions, pre and post-surgical rehab, fall prevention, and pain management, Tyler is equipped to address diverse needs. Whether you’re aiming to return to work, resume your favourite activities, or embark on new challenges, Tyler is here to support you every step of the way.

Beyond the clinic, Tyler leads an active lifestyle, enjoying outdoor adventures, sports, and quality time with his wife and 2 boys. With Tyler, you’re not just receiving expert care—you’re gaining a partner dedicated to your well-being. Contact Tyler today for personalized physiotherapy near you.

Tyler is available Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday.

Call 8322 1788 or book an appointment online.

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