Dry Needling / Acupuncture

Physionorth has therapists qualified in both Dry Needling and Acupuncture. Dry Needling has gained popularity with Physiotherapists in recent years as an adjunct therapy, to help ease pain and release muscle tension.  Traditional Chinese & Western Acupuncture can be used to treat a wide variety of ailments and is usually used as an intervention on it’s own. Would you like to try Acupuncture, but you’re not sure which type would be suited to you? Read on to find out more

Dry Needling

Dry Needling, is often used in the treatment of myofascial pain. It involves inserting an acupuncture needle into a trigger point (an area of contracted knots) to release the muscle. It can be used to release muscle tension and restore range of motion quicker than a lot of manual techniques such as massage. Dry Needling treatment can also assist with pain relief and to stimulate a natural healing effect.

Traditional Chinese Acupuncture and Western Acupuncture

Acupuncture involves inserting the needle into specific points in the body and leaving them for a period of time (usually 20-30minutes). This form of treatment stimulates an increase in blood flow to the area being treated and the release of your body’s natural anti inflammatory and pain relieving substances. Acupuncture is deeply rooted in traditional Chinese history and now is coming to the forefront of the ancillary healthcare market. Government Registration now means that acupuncture is now recognized as a scientifically proven healthcare option.

At Physio north we blend Traditional Chinese Medicine with the evidence based Western Acupuncture.  Tailoring your treatment to your specific requirements. Traditional Chinese Acupuncture treats Common Musculo-skeletal complaints such as:

  • Shoulder pain
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Bursitis
  • Lower back pain
  • Osteo arthritis
  • Shin Splints
  • Plantar fasciitis

It is also effective in treating long term Chronic Pain Syndromes, such as fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue, Stress and Anxiety and the often associated gut symptoms Irritable Bowel, Constipation and sleep disorders.  Acupuncture is 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.

Physio north now offers Traditional Chinese and Western 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, 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 t 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 Dry Needling and Musculo-skeletal Acupuncture are minor and your therapist will explain these in full prior to treatment. Single use sterile needles are used at Physionorth. Jaquie, Linda and Anna have completed an APA (Australian Physiotherapy Association) approved course in Dry Needling. Rebekah Rogerson has a degree in Acupuncture and can perform traditional Chinese and Western Acupuncture.

The risks of Dry Needling and Musculoskeletal Acupuncture are minor and your therapist will explain these in full prior to treatment. Single use sterile needles are used at Physionorth. To book a consultation contact our friendly administration team on 47240768.