Dry Needling

Dry Needling

Dry needling is a specialized and minimally invasive therapy that is gaining popularity in the field of physical therapy and musculoskeletal care. It involves the insertion of thin, sterile needles into specific trigger points or tight knots within muscles, tendons, or fascia. Unlike acupuncture, which is rooted in traditional Chinese medicine and focuses on balancing energy flow, dry needling primarily targets the release of muscular tension and pain relief.

The primary goal of dry needling is to alleviate pain and improve the function of affected muscles and soft tissues. The insertion of the needles stimulates the release of tension and promotes blood flow to the targeted area. This process can help relax overactive muscles, reduce muscular imbalances, and enhance range of motion. Dry needling is commonly used to address various conditions, including chronic pain, sports injuries, tension headaches, and myofascial pain syndrome.

Clients undergoing dry needling should expect some discomfort during the procedure, which is often described as a deep ache or twitch response. However, the discomfort is typically short-lived and followed by relief as the muscles release tension. The number of sessions required depends on the individual and the nature of their condition.

Dry needling is considered a valuable adjunct to traditional physical therapy and rehabilitation programs, as it can target specific areas of dysfunction that may be challenging to address through other means. For those seeking a non-pharmacological approach to pain relief and improved muscular function, dry needling offers a promising option under the guidance of a skilled practitioner.

Clinic Prices

  • 1 hour = $85
  • 1.5 hour = $135
  • 2 hour = $160
  • 30 mins = $60

Public holidays are an increased price. Cancellation fee of 50% on the day. No show full fee will be charged.

Corporate Pricing

  • 15 mins = $20
  • 30 mins = $40
  • 45 mins = $60
  • 60 mins = $80

Cancellation fee applies 50% on the day

Mobile Prices

  • 1 hour = $100
  • 1.5 hour = $145
  • 2 hour = $180

These are starting prices
Price will vary on location / distance

Dry needling is a modern treatment designed to ease muscular pain. It involves the insertion of fine, sterile needles into trigger points or tight muscles in the body. These trigger points are the focus of the pain and can often contribute to discomfort and dysfunction in other parts of the body. The term “dry” refers to the fact that no fluid is injected into the body.

While both dry needling and acupuncture involve the insertion of thin needles, they have different methodologies and origins. Acupuncture is based on traditional Chinese medicine and is used to balance energy flow or Qi in the body, whereas dry needling is based on Western anatomical and neurophysiological principles and is primarily used to treat muscle tissue with the goal of decreasing pain and increasing functionality.

Dry needling is often used to treat a variety of musculoskeletal issues such as acute and chronic back pain, neck pain, tension headaches, shoulder injuries, tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, knee pain, and shin splints. It can be particularly effective in treating muscle pain and spasms.

During a dry needling session, thin needles are inserted into your skin at specific points. You might feel a slight twinge or spasm when the needle reaches the trigger point. The needles are typically left in place for a short period before being removed. The procedure aims to release the knot and relieve any muscle pain or spasms. The sessions usually last about 30 minutes to an hour.

Dry needling is generally safe when performed by a qualified practitioner. However, as with any procedure, there are risks. These can include minor bleeding, bruising, or soreness at the insertion sites. More serious but rare complications can include accidental puncture of a lung (pneumothorax) or infection. It’s important to ensure the practitioner is properly trained and follows appropriate safety guidelines.