Dry Needling Treatment
Bondi Junction, Eastern Suburbs Sydney

Dry needling treatment is a skilled intervention that uses a thin filament needle to penetrate the skin and stimulate underlying myofascial trigger points, muscular, and connective tissues for the management of neuromusculoskeletal pain and movement impairments.  Dry needling is a technique used to treat dysfunctions in skeletal muscle, fascia, and connective tissue, and, diminish persistent peripheral nociceptive (pain) input, and reduce or restore impairments of body structure and function leading to improved activity and participation.

Dry Needling Eastern Suburbs Bondi Junction

Acupuncture Therapies vs Dry Needing Therapy

Both acupuncture and dry needling use thin, stainless steel needles which are inserted into the skin in order to treat pain. Acupuncture has been around for thousands of years and there is a much evidence to support its therapeutic benefit. Dry needling is a more modern treatment based around these principles with a focus on easing muscular and related pain and resolving issues of mobility. These principles are anatomical and neuro-physiologic aligned as opposed to the spiritual and energy focus of acupuncture (flow of Qi).

Focus of Dry Needling is given toward stimulating trigger points and muscles that are irritable in order to provide therapeutic benefit, also known as intramuscular stimulation. Common trigger points are regions of knotted or hard muscle. The needle can help release the knot and relieve any associated muscle pain, stiffness or spasms.

No fluid is injected, and why the term “dry” is used in Dry Needling.

To ensure your health, our physiotherapists only use single-use sterile needles that are disposed of them after each use.

Reduce Pain By Targeting Myofascial Trigger Points

Dry needling targets myofascial trigger points – sore, tight points in a muscle that are often tender to touch. These trigger points produce high concentrations of chemicals which create hypersensitive bands of tissue. When the needle is inserted into the band it helps to ‘reset’ the chemical levels, leading to muscle relaxation, reduced pain and improved function. Dry needling also stimulates the circulatory system to alleviate swelling and promotes blood flow to assist the body’s healing response.

Treat Neck, Shoulder, Back Pains & Knee Pain in Combination with Other Physiotherapy Treatment

Dry needling can reduce neck, shoulder, back and knee pain along with other forms of musculoskeletal pain. When these areas of the body are overused or strained, muscles can develop knotted areas, myofascial trigger points. These are the irritable areas that can leave you with pain. In conjunction with other forms of physiotherapy, Dry Needling can be very effective in treating these conditions.

Watch the video below to see an example of Jason and Tenae give an example of a dry needling physiotherapy session at JW Physical Health.

Needle Techniques & Treatments Can Reduce Swelling, Bruising & Acute Inflammation

Acute inflammation, swelling and bruising from an injury can be a challenging condition associated with an injury that can sometimes increase the time it takes you to recover. Inflammation is the body’s natural response and is an important means of helping to get blood into an injured area as part of the healing process. However, if the blood cannot reach the receptors in the affected area the inflammation process continues and the process of inflammation becomes a problem. In scenarios like this, the needle may be used to assist in recovery. Techniques & treatments using the needle can bring welcome relief from the pain and discomfort often associated, and reduce this swelling, bruising and inflammation of the targeted area helping you to heal faster.  Often patients see real-time results. Your results will be influenced by the severity and onset of your injury.

Learn How Dry Needling Works at Our Bondi Junction, Eastern Suburbs Physio Studio

When you come in for an appointment at our Bondi Junction, Sydney Eastern Suburbs Physio Studio, we’ll first conduct a preliminary physical examination using the needle. For most people, there is little to no discomfort with the insertion of the needle. The body responds to the needle with a localised twitch response, which is a reflex. If your muscle is normal, the insertion of the needle is painless. However, when your muscle is supersensitive and tight, you’ll feel a short sensation akin to a dull ache, small electric shock, or a muscle cramp. If felt, this usually lasts less than a second. The discomfort is caused by the muscle grasping the needle. Patients often come to recognise and welcome this sensation. They call it a “good” or positive pain because it quickly disappears and is followed by the pleasing feeling of the muscle relaxing, tension and pain going away.

The number of treatments you will require will vary depending upon several factors including the duration, onset and extent of your injury or condition. If the pain or injury is onset recently, one or two treatments may be all that is required to become pain-free. More acute and chronic problems may require further treatment. Effects of dry needling therapy are typically cumulative meaning that it will stimulate a certain amount of healing, until eventually, your condition is healed and pain disappears.