The Dry Needling Approach

In recent years, the practice of Dry Needling has become increasingly more integrated into a physiotherapists existing skillset and treatment approach. However, there is still some confusion around what Dry Needling is and how it can help in the treatment of musculoskeletal injuries and chronic conditions.

Dry Needling is the technique of using fine needles (the same as those used in acupuncture) to target certain tissue abnormalities to elicit a local physiological response, such as:

  • trigger points
  • regions of high muscular tone
  •  fibrous thickening (scar tissue)

The reasoning behind which tissues are targeted and the specific application of the Dry Needling technique used is based on the physiotherapist’s assessment of the location and nature of biomechanical restrictions which may be contributing to your pain or dysfunction.


IMG_7281-copyIf your physiotherapist thinks that you may benefit from this treatment technique, then the process and reasoning behind its use will be discussed with you in your session and any queries or concerns you may have can be addressed or clarified before choosing whether or not you would like to trial this approach.

Remember Dry Needling is not for everyone and any application in practice will be as a collaborative decision between you and your therapist!

At Physionorth, we use sterile single use quality needles to perform both dry needling and acupuncture treatments.

Our Physiotherapists Jaquie, Linda, Anna, Stacey, Brianna & Lauren are all trained and qualified to use the technique of Dry Needling.


Call our friendly receptionists on 4724 0768 for appointment bookings.

Physiotherapy Services

Our appointment times are longer than most other clinics and our treatment approach allows for more hands-on manual therapy to release overactive muscles, loosen up joints, retrain weak muscles and teach you how to improve your posture and move with symmetry.

Our therapists only see one patient at a time, their focus is solely on you, we use fewer machines and treat our patients as a whole!

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cam_6763-copyWe specialise in the treatment of conditions such as:

Back, neck & shoulder pain


Knee & ankle pain

SIJ & hip pain

Pre & post-pregnancy treatment

Jaw (TMJ) pain

Postural problems

Pre & post surgery rehabilitation

Complex injuries

Women’s Health treatment

Connect Therapy (Whole Body approach) 

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Located just one street back from the beautiful Strand at 1/57 Mitchell Street in North Ward; Call our friendly receptionists on 07 4724 0768 for appointment bookings.

What is Massage Therapy?

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Neck massage Physionorth

 So, What is Massage Therapy?

 It is the manipulation of superficial, deep and connective tissue. It is utilised to speed up the body’s natural healing process and to enhance repair and function of muscles. Muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, skin, and the cardiovascular and lymphatic system ALL benefit from massage therapy.

Why? To help manage:

  • Chronic pain and dysfunction
  • Relax and relieve the stress of daily life
  • Prepare for childbirth
  • Increase blood flow
  • Help you recover from exercise

Our Massage Therapists Silvia, Rebekah and Maddison are experienced in a range of massage styles, including:


  • Swedish: a relaxing massage using light to medium pressure
  • Myofascial: a slower technique that uses a gentle pressure to stretch deep connective tissue and muscular fascia
  • Remedial: involves a deeper pressure and aims to assess and find cause of pain to target specific areas for treatment
  • Sports: a deep tissue massage for pre and post sporting events
  • Pregnancy: helps reduce swelling, decrease back and neck pain and keep you moving freely. At Physionorth we have special pregnancy pillows to allow mum to be to lie on her stomach comfortably during treatment.

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Massage appointments are available Monday – Saturday (excluding public holidays). Call our receptionists on 4724 0768 for appointment bookings.

Acupuncture Benefits

Acupuncture is deeply rooted in traditional Chinese History and is now coming to the forefront of the ancillary healthcare market. Government Registration means that Acupuncture is now recognized as a scientifically proven healthcare option.

At Physionorth we blend Traditional Chinese Medicine with evidence-based Western Acupuncture.


Our Acupuncturist Rebekah can tailor your treatment to your specific requirements. Traditional Acupuncture treats common musculoskeletal complaints such as:

  • Shoulder Pain
  • Bursitis
  • Osteo Arthritis
  • Plantar Fasiciitis
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Shin Splints
  • Pregnancy Pain

It is also effective in treating long-term chronic pain syndromes such as:

  • Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue
  • Stress & Anxiety
  • Irritable Bowel
  • Constipation
  • Sleep Disorders

Acupuncture is also an effective tool in post-operative recovery, and often the first port of call as it is the gentlest form of treatment and can facilitate healing and reduction of scar tissue.

IMG_7300-copyWestern Acupuncture Vs Traditional Acupuncture What’s the Difference?

Western Acupuncture: uses a selection of Traditional Chinese Acupuncture points that have been scientifically proven to have effects on the nervous system and endocrine function of the body. They are clinically proven to reduce pain and increase white blood cells to facilitate cellular repair.

Traditional Chinese Acupuncture: still acts on the nervous system, increases white blood cells and reduces pain, however, the body is considered as a whole and a full consultation is required to assess the constitution before treatment. It is important in Chinese Medicine to identify the root cause of the Pathology and not just treat the symptoms. This is why Traditional Chinese Medicine is often effective in treating conditions that do not respond to conventional treatment.

The risks of Acupuncture and Dry Needling are minor and your therapist will explain these in full prior to treatment. Single use sterile needles are used at Physionorth. Rebekah Rogerson is our registered Acupuncturist with the CMBA (Chinese Medicine Board of Australia) with a BHsc (Acupuncture).

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Acupuncture bookings are available on Monday & Wednesday’s.

Call our clinic on 4724 0768 to book an Acupuncture treatment with our fully qualified Acupuncturist Rebekah.