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Dry Needling.

At Elite Physio & Exercise, we often include dry needling in our patient’s treatment plans. That’s because it’s ideal for reducing the type of pain that occurs in musculoskeletal conditions and sports injuries. It’s a hands-on therapy that reduces both acute and chronic pain, as well as improving movement and functionality.

What is dry needling?

Dry needling is a modern technique that’s used to treat myofascial pain (muscular pain). At Elite Physio & Exercise, our physiotherapists undergo specialist training to use dry needling techniques safely and effectively.

During your dry needling session, your physiotherapist inserts a number of short, fine stainless steel needles into trigger points located along your muscles or tissues. These trigger points are areas of hard knotted muscles and are the cause of your pain. Insertion of the dry needles helps to release these knots, reducing or eliminating your pain.

Dry needling is a highly effective form of treatment for a variety of conditions, including, but not limited to the following.

  • Headaches.

  • Pelvic pain.

  • Acute sporting injuries.

  • Lower back and neck pain.

  • Rotator cuff injuries.

  • Elbow and wrist tendonitis.

  • Foot and ankle pain and tendonitis.

  • Sciatic pain.

  • Calf cramps.

  • Strained hamstrings.

  • Knee pain.

  • Fibromyalgia.

  • Whiplash.

  • TMD (temporomandibular joint disorders).

  • Carpel tunnel syndrome.

But that's not all

Exercise Physiotherapy

Return to Sport, Injury Management & Rehabilitation 

NDIS Treatments & Allied Health Services

Individualised program for classes or home

Workers Comp & MVA Rehabilitation 

Dry needling and accupuncture

Physiotherapy Supervised Hydrotherapy 

Injury Diagnosis & Treatment Planning

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Dry needling vs acupuncture

Many people confuse dry needling with acupuncture and at first glance, they are remarkably similar. However, whilst they both use fine, dry needles, dry needling is a western medical technique focused on relaxing knotted muscles, whilst acupuncture is an ancient Chinese Medicine technique focused on healing your body by releasing blocked energy or chi.

Acupuncture is based on 12 meridians that allow chi to flow harmoniously around your body leading to a healthy system. Blockages to this flow of chi result in pain and illness, so in acupuncture, these needles are inserted into specific locations around your body, removing these blockages and redirecting the correct flow of chi.

Dry needling is one of the techniques we use to develop a treatment plan that’s customised to your specific needs and developed to reduce your pain and improve your quality of life.

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