DRY NEEDLING BRISBANE

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DRY NEEDLING BRISBANE

Dry Needling and Acupuncture is a common treatment modality used by many health professionals, physiotherapists included.

All of our physiotherapists at Refine Physiotherapy & Pilates have undertaken post-graduate courses to become qualified in providing Dry Needling and to specialise in the kind of Western Acupuncture Brisbane uses.

Used in the correct manner, Dry Needling and Acupuncture can be effective in treating many conditions. These include neck pain, lower back pain, shoulder pain, elbow injuries and knee and foot injuries. Contact us today on (07)3216 1330 for qualified dry needling Brisbane wide.

WHAT DOES DRY NEEDLING / ACUPUNCTURE INVOLVE?

Dry Needling and Acupuncture involves inserting several thin needles into areas of muscular pain and stiffness in order to achieve relief of pain, increased range of movement and improved flexibility. Dry needling is defined by the Boards of Physical Therapy as an intramuscular procedure involving the isolated treatment of myofascial trigger points. In addition to targeting specific trigger points, there is research to support that dry needling includes the stimulation of neural, muscular and connective tissues (such as fascia) for the purpose of reducing pain or disability.

It is a very safe practice when performed by a qualified and accredited professional. For some patients, Dry Needling and Acupuncture may cause some associated side effects which can include, minor bruising, bleeding and tenderness at the site. These risks are uncommon and are short-lived.

WHAT DOES IT FEEL LIKE?

Usually, in healthy muscles, very little discomfort will be felt with the insertion of the needles and for the duration of the application. However, for sensitive muscles that are shortened and contain active trigger points, insertion of the needles may elicit what is termed a ‘twitch response’. This feeling is similar to the feeling of a muscle cramp, however, only lasts for a few seconds. The ‘twitch response’ is, in fact, the response that we are hoping to achieve for best results.

WHAT IS A TWITCH RESPONSE?

The twitch response is an important consequence that is sometimes elicited in certain forms of acupuncture. There is evidence to support that eliciting this response can have some benefits in the body which include mechanical, electrophysiological, chemical and neurophysiological effects. The local effects on the muscle attributed with acupuncture and dry needling include:

IS DRY NEEDLING SAFE?

Dry needling has been proven safe with no long-term side effects when performed by an experienced professional.

WHAT IS DRY NEEDLING GOOD FOR?

There are many reasons why dry needling is used, with one of the most common being for chronic pain relief. It can be used on injured muscles, and even help with scar tissue release. The needles can also be helpful in reducing spasms that are caused by certain conditions like cerebral palsy, Parkinson’s disease, or multiple sclerosis.

• Chronic pain
• Knee pain
• Neck pain
• Back pain
• Hip and glute pain
• Muscle spasms & strains
• Ligament sprains
• Sciatica nerve pain
• Plantar Fasciitis
• Athletic stiffness
• Headaches and migraines

HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?

Typically, results are seen by the end of 3-5 treatment sessions, however this will be dependent on your injury and your symptoms. Your clinician will determine after the initial assessment how many sessions is appropriate for your case.

Chat to us today on (07) 3216 1330 for dry needling and acupuncture Bowen Hills wide.

Acupuncture & Dry Needling Brisbane

Contact Refine Health Group today by calling (07) 3216 1330 or emailing admin@refinehealthgroup.com.au to chat with a dry needling and acupuncture Bowen Hills specialist today. Or you can fill out an online form and we’ll be in touch shortly.

If you’d like to book an appointment or enquire more about our dry needling and acupuncture Brisbane specialists, feel free to contact us for a chat today.

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Refine Physiotherapy & Pilates Clinic

Shop 29, Valley Metro Shopping Centre

Fortitude Valley, QLD 4006

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*Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Brisbane services suburbs of Bowen Hills, Fortitude Valley, Windsor, Newstead, Albion, Clayfield, Teneriffe, Spring Hill, Herston, Hamilton and more.