Physionorth has therapists qualified in Dry Needling. 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. Read on to find out the difference between traditional acupunture and dry needling.
Dry Needling, is often used in the treatment of myofascial (muscular) 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.
The risks of Dry Needling are minor and your therapist will explain these in full prior to treatment. Single use sterile needles are used at Physionorth. All qualified therapists at Physionorth have completed an APA (Australian Physiotherapy Association) approved course in Dry Needling.
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