Due to its vast popularity, health benefits, and complement to chiropractic care, Health First Chiropractic offer convenient dry needling treatment.
Dry needling is a technique of releasing knotty and tight muscles and connective tissue in certain areas around the body, particularly the neck, back and shoulders. It targets myofascial trigger points using tiny disposable needles and is conducted by a trained professional.
Dry needling is said to release endorphins whilst increasing blood flow and oxygen to the muscles, which are recognised to relax the muscles and reduce our perception of pain.
We recommend dry needling to those who have:
- tight or tender spots around the body
- muscular niggles that don’t seem to go away
- constant aching or burning in the muscles
- pain or tension held in the body
- loss of range of motion
Dry needling can assist with:
- pain relief
- reduced stiffness
- relaxed muscles
- stimulated healing
- restored motion
- improved flexibility
- increased strength and functionality of muscle
Dry needling is an ideal treatment for those with ongoing pain that want a profound treatment option. A lot of active and athletic people find comfort in dry needling therapy, as well as those seeking a time efficient way of getting relief from pain and aches due to overexertion, injury, overload or postural strain.
Although it sounds robust, it’s a pain free process that is gentle and will leave you relaxed in no time.
Dry needling and chiropractic care
At Health First Chiropractic, each patient is assessed on an individual basis. Our chiropractors will perform a comprehensive musculoskeletal evaluation looking at multiple tissue structures and movement patterns that may be contributing to your concern. Based upon the specific examination findings, if our chiropractor feels that dry needling may be useful in your situation, they will present it as a treatment option. Dry needling can be suggested as a complementary intervention alongside, or instead of, chiropractic care.
Like chiropractic treatment, patients can see change within one to four sessions of dry needling but it does depend on the individual’s symptoms and health needs.
Accredited dry needling practitioners
Our education in dry needling is Chiropractic Australia accredited. Our chiropractor/s, who practice dry needling, have undergone appropriate postgraduate training beyond their chiropractic degree that allows them to perform dry needling.
Chiropractors have extensive anatomical knowledge of the body and vast training in the management of neuromusculoskeletal problems so are well placed to deliver dry needle therapy.
Dry needling involves:
- sterile, single use needles
- high skilled and trained practitioners
- minimal soreness
Since dry needling in our practice will be performed by a registered chiropractor as part of a comprehensive musculoskeletal treatment program, treatments are eligible for rebates by private health funds with chiropractic benefits.