Dry needling Sydney
Dry Needling Sydney
Dry needling, also known as myofascial dry needling or biomedical acupuncture, involves inserting acupuncture needles into soft tissues such as muscles, fascia, ligaments and tendons. It can be helpful in releasing chronically tight muscles and also muscles in spasm.
Dry needling works by increasing blood supply to the tissue in much the same way as massage. The needle is much finer and more accurate than a thumb so it can be a very precise and powerful technique.
The technique is different to acupuncture in that it is based on western anatomy and medicine and not Chinese medicine. It is based purely on musculo-skeletal conditions and won't be used for treating other conditions as acupuncture can be.
The needle is inserted into the muscle and a twitch response is illicited from the muscle. This twitch means that the muscle is 'releasing' and the needling will continue to be manipulated until the twitch ceases. A referral pattern may also be experienced during treatment from the trigger point.
A twisting of the needle can also elicit a referral sensation and also provide a myofascial stretch to the tissue.
Dry needling provided by highly qualified practitioners such as at Muscle Therapy Australia is a safe and effective treatment of chronic and acute pain.
Dry needling can be effective for the treatment of:
muscle pain or spasm
wrist and hand pain
TMJ or jaw pain
Practitioners providing Dry Needling
- Natalie Fitzroy (Myotherapist/Muscle Therapist)
- Jo Goh (Remedial & Sports Massage Therapist / Muscle Therapist)
- Felecia Smith (Remedial & Sports Massage Therapist / Muscle Therapist)
- Glenn Cox (Remedial & Sports Massage Therapist / Muscle Therapist)