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Dry Needling

Dry needling is an effective and efficient technique for the treatment of muscular pain and myofascial dysfunction.

Targeted muscle and myofascial release

The term “dry needling” or “dry needle therapy” is most appropriately used when referring to a procedure in which a standard acupuncture needle is inserted into a specifically targeted area of pain called a trigger point.

The needle manipulation is intended to produce a local twitch response that can elicit a very brief (less than a second) response some patients describe as a deep ache or cramping sensation.

Dry needling can be especially beneficial for patients with conditions including:

  • Neck/Back Pain
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Tennis/Golfers Elbow
  • Headaches
  • Hip and Gluteal Pain
  • Knee Pain
  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Sciatica
  • Muscular Strains/Ligament Sprains
  • Chronic Pain
  • Athletic Performance

Our dry needling technique is done using thin, sterile, stainless-steel, one-time use, disposable, solid filiform needles. The number of needles used depends on the patient’s condition.

At first a mild, dull sensation may be felt with the initial insertion of the acupuncture needle. This usually subsides within one to two minutes.

Other therapies may be used in conjunction with dry needle therapy to reduce pain, such as traditional massage.

 

But… does it hurt?

The needle manipulation is intended to produce a local twitch response that can elicit a very brief (less than a second) response some patients describe as a mild, dull sensation.

This usually subsides within one to two minutes.

Some patients report being mildly sore after the treatment in both the area treated and the area of referred symptoms.

If soreness occurs, typically this lasts between a few hours and two days. 

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    Specialist Therapist: George Kwok

    Bachelor of Science (Exercises and Sports Science), Diploma of Remedial Massage

    With a special interest in injury prevention and exercise rehabilitation, George is not going to focus just on your symptoms but also the cause of the problem.  More

    Immediate improvements can include increased range of motion, ease of movement and decreased signs/symptoms.

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