Dry Needling

Dry needling in Melbourne

Dry needling is a treatment modality that can be used as a part of your treatment program.  It is used by our Remedial massage therapist, or Myotherapist to primarily treat conditions that have a component where muscle trigger points are present.

It is a technique derived from acupuncture but is purely based on trigger point therapy rather than the use of traditional acupuncture points.

Dry needling in Melbourne has two main methods in relieving pain.  By inserting a needle into the tight band of muscle it acts to break the trigger point up and restore whole muscle length.  Additionally, as the needle is inserted through the skin and muscle it also creates a local inflammatory response that stimulates healing of painful structures.

If your massage therapist at East Malvern Massage Group believes that you would benefit from Dry Needling they will discuss the aims, benefits, potential side effects and technique with you prior to treatment to ensure that you fully understand the treatment rationale.  Dry needling will then be used as one component of a treatment program combined with manual therapy and exercise to achieve most beneficial long term effects.

Common musculoskeletal conditions that dry needling can be effectively used for include:

  • Tennis elbow developed as a result of repetitive strain involving overuse of the wrist extensor muscles
  • Neck pain developed as a result of poor posture and with neck muscle tightness a main contributor to pain
  • Painful shoulder conditions with a limitation of movement e.g. frozen shoulder, sub-acromial impingement
  • Lower back pain and tightness
  • Calf and Achilles tightness and pain
  • Sciatica and Bursitis

More about Dry Needling in East Malvern.

East Malvern Massage Group’s Remedial massage therapists using Dry needling treatment, and Sports massage therapists to treat conditions with acupuncture needles, which are inserted through the skin, into muscle trigger points, and areas of dysfunctional muscle tissue.

It is a technique derived from acupuncture but is purely based on trigger point therapy rather than the use of traditional acupuncture points.

Dry needling has two main methods in relieving pain. By inserting a needle through the skin into a muscle trigger point it can cause a twitch response, which in effect causes the tight muscle to relax, and restores whole muscle length and function.  Additionally, as the needle is inserted through the skin and muscle it also creates a local inflammatory response that stimulates healing of painful structures.

If your Remedial massage therapist or Sports massage therapist at East Malvern Massage Group believes you would benefit from Dry Needling they will discuss this with you before your treatment begins. Dry needling will then be used as one component of a treatment program that could compose Remedial massage, Sports massage, Cupping, stretching, and post treatment exercise to achieve the most beneficial long term outcomes.

East Malvern Massage Group is committed to providing you the best Dry Needling treatment in Melbourne.

Contact us today for dry needling in Melbourne!