Podiatry and Physiotherapy

Dry Needling.

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What is Dry Needling ?

Dry needling works to treat muscular pain, injury, and dysfunction. Small, fine stainless steel needles are used to target myofascial tightness and increase circulation to the targeted areas while helping regulate and reduce pain. The result is significant muscular relaxation and a reduction in tension, pain, and swelling.

There’s no need to worry! Despite the intimidating image of using needles, most patients find this process to be painless and notice a significant improvement after treatment.

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What is Dry Needling For ?

Dry needling can be used to treat many conditions, as well as to provide chronic pain relief. Some of the situations it may be recommended include:

What are the Benefits of Dry Needling ?

According to recent research, dry needling offers some key physiological benefits. It has been shown to decrease electrical activity within a muscle, reducing or even completely eliminating the irritating chemicals that stem from the active trigger point. Many patients report an immediate improvement in range of motion, a decrease in muscle pain, and improvement in function.

Dry needling also improves blood flow to the soft tissues, allowing oxygen and helpful nutrients to reach the muscle.

Other benefits that patients may receive include:

  • Improved muscle recruitment and strength
  • Improved sleep and relaxation
  • Reduced stress
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Want to see if dry needling Toowoomba or Warwick helps to reduce your pain and discomfort? Book an appointment today! 

How Does Dry Needling Work ?

Dry needling is a technique that we utilise to address tightness and restrictions in muscles. It’s great for localised pain, where we use fine needles to release painful knots present in muscles and loosen tight structures (known as trigger points).

It directly targets the neuromuscular system to elicit a twitch response (often described as a short muscle cramp) within myofascial trigger points (which is common in both acute and chronic pain conditions). This allows the muscle to relax and return to its normal lengthened position, relieving symptoms of pain and irritation.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, it is statistically very safe when performed by trained and qualified physiotherapists or podiatrists. The training to carry out such treatment is quite extensive, requiring three to 12 months of instruction and hundreds of clinical hours, so rest assured that our team is more than qualified.

While the twitch response can cause some temporary discomfort, the pain you may feel is not coming from the needle – instead, it’s coming from the trigger point that the needle has activated. The needles themselves are very thin and most people don’t feel them entering the skin.

It is common to experience some post-treatment soreness for up to 48 hours after the procedure.

This will depend on a few factors, such as your size and the area being treated. Generally speaking, however, 15 to 20mm is sufficient (unless we’re treating a large muscle, like the hamstring or glute medius).

Your physiotherapist will provide some aftercare instructions and stretches that will help with the healing process after treatment. Heat is beneficial for muscle relaxation, so it’s a good idea to apply a warm wheat bag to the area to assist with this.

In some cases, the application of topical ointments (such as Tiger Balm) may be recommended.

No; while they both use fine filament needles (more commonly known as acupuncture needles), they are different. Acupuncture comes from Chinese Medicine and focuses on restoring the body’s Qi by placing needles along energy channels (known as meridians). Dry needling is a Western treatment that focuses on the neuromuscular system.

Why Choose Optimise Health?

Multi-Disciplinary Approach

There’s no one-size-fits-all approach to treatment, which is why our patients can draw on the range of allied health professionals in our team.

State-of-the-Art Facilities

Modern treatment requires modern facilities, which is why we utilise (and are on the lookout for) the latest technologies and treatments.

Proactive Treatment

We believe that prevention is better than a cure, which is why we take a proactive approach to treatment and focus on underlying factors, risk reduction, and education.

Choose Optimise Health for Dry Needling Warwick and Toowoomba .

To get started on the road to greater strength and healing, be sure to contact the expert team at Optimise Health today. We offer dry needling treatment as a part of podiatry and physiotherapy. It can also be booked as a standalone appointment for specific areas (recommended for those who’ve had the treatment before, are familiar with the process, and don’t require a lot of assessment for their problem).

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