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Dry Needling

Dry Needling by Osteopaths In Glen Iris

Dry needling is a technique used to treat musculoskeletal pain and irritation. This treatment involves directly inserting an extremely fine needle into a “trigger point” or muscle knot.  These hyper-irritable spots within the muscle are often associated with pain and muscle spasm. Often affecting our movement patterns.

The aim of this technique is to reduce the pain and irritation caused by these trigger points.  Once alleviated, we can continue to work on long-term strategies. Preventing their reoccurrence. 

How Does Dry Needling Work?

Dry needling is a treatment that uses thin needles to stimulate specific points on the body. This helps to relieve pain and tension, and can improve joint movement and function. Dry needling is a safe and effective treatment that can help you feel better fast. 

The following are the steps on how dry needling works:

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At Equilibrium Sports and Spinal Clinic, we understand the need to be able to live your life with a fully functioning body so you can enjoy those special moments with family and friends, exercise the way you’d like to and feel great. Whether it’s walking the dog, playing with the kids, or participating in your favourite gym class, we want to help you to get back to doing the things you love – pain and injury-free!

We don’t just rub, crack and stretch; we adopt an individualised approach to each and every treatment session. We use ‘movement as a medicine’ to get you feeling your best with personalised treatment tailored to your body.

You’ll notice the Equilibrium Sports and Spinal Clinic difference from the minute you book your appointment to the moment you leave your first session. We treat you like family.

Frequently Asked Questions

Dry needling and acupuncture are two very different practices, though they share a few similarities. Dry needling is a relatively new treatment that uses thin needles to target specific areas of tension in the muscle. This helps to relieve pain and promote healing.
Acupuncture aims to restore energy flow or “Qi” within the body, while dry needling directly treats the muscle and neuromuscular system.

While both treatments can be effective in relieving pain, they work in different ways and are best used for different purposes. If you’re looking for relief from chronic pain, dry needling may be the right choice for you.

Generally, within the first few sessions, our patients experience a reduction in pain, stiffness, and tightness, an increase in movement, and an overall sense of wellbeing.

Many patients continue to seek regular “Tune-Up” treatments that incorporate Dry Needling. This allows them to spend more time doing what they love… Spending time with family and friends, being active. And simply enjoying life to the fullest.

Initially, we want to get to know you and your problem. This involves taking a comprehensive case history. This helps us to identify the cause of your pain or injury. And helps establish a diagnosis. From here we can formulate your unique treatment and management plan!

Your therapist will discuss if they believe Dry Needling is appropriate for you and your condition. It is ALWAYS used in conjunction with other treatment techniques such as soft tissue therapy, joint mobilization or manipulation.  And always centred around what is best for YOU!

We stay in constant communication with you. Never leaving the room to treat others. And always ensuring the needles are correctly placed, so you are comfortable throughout the treatment session.

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