Dry Needling by Osteopath’s In Glen Iris
Dry needling is a technique which our therapists, both Osteopath and Myotherapy use to treat musculoskeletal pain and irritation. Dry needling treatment involves directly inserting an extremely fine needle into a “trigger point” or muscle knot. The aim of this technique is to reduce the pain and irritation caused by this hyper-irritable spot within the muscle. It is important to remember, that Dry needling is NOT the same as acupuncture. Acupuncture aims to restore energy flow or “Qi” within the body, while dry needling directly treats the muscle and neuromuscular system.
Our Dry Needling treatments involve:
Initially a comprehensive case history is taken to identify the cause of your pain or injury and help establish a diagnosis to formulate a 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 and a specific management plan.
We stay in constant communication, never leaving the room to treat others. We always ensure the needles ares correctly placed and you a comfortable throughout the treatment session.
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.
Dry Needling may help with:
Tight, Stiff or Sore Muscles
Headaches and Migraines
Back / Neck / Shoulder Pain
Acute Wry Neck – Torticolis
Chronic Trigger Points
Repetitive Strain Injuries
Many patients continue to seek regular “Tune Up” treatments which incorporate Dry Needling. This allows them to spend more time doing what they love… Spending time with family, playing golf, or simply enjoying life to the fullest.
We take a team approach working in collaboration with your other healthcare professionals to ensure you receive the best care possible. Located in Glen Iris we proudly service Malvern, Hawthorn, Caulfield, Ashburton, Toorak, Camberwell, Armadale, Prahran, Richmond, Mont Albert & Kew.