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.
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
What are the benefits of Dry Needling?
If you suffer from one or more of the following, dry needling may be able to help you:
- BACK PAIN
- NECK PAIN
- PLANTAR FASCIITIS
- HIP PAIN
- CHRONIC MUSCULAR PAIN
- MUSCLE STRAINS
- MUSCLE SPASMS
- KNEE PAIN
- OVERUSE INJURIES
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