Perth’s Dry Needling Experts
Searching for much needed pain and muscle tension relief? Our Perth dry needling experts are here to help you get it.
For over 10 years, our physios have been training in and practicing dry needling, which has proven to be one of the most effective forms of treatment for muscle pain and tension.
We use dry needling in combination with other treatment modalities and unlike some Perth physios, dry needling will not cost you extra at My Physio Perth, it is simply part of our service to you.
Whether you’re a busy Perth professional, fitness trainer or elite athlete, dry needling can help give you much needed relief to maintain peak performance.
What is Dry Needling?
Dry needling is a Western form of acupuncture and skilled technique performed by trained physiotherapists, to reduce pain and improve muscle function. It involves the insertion of fine acupuncture needles (about 0.25mm in diameter) into muscle tissue, in an attempt to reduce pain and tension.
How does Dry Needling work?
Some muscles become so tight, they simply can’t be released with physical manipulation and hands on physiotherapy treatment alone. This is where dry needling comes in.
The insertion of needles appears to inhibit or reduce pain signals to our brain. So, when dry needling is performed near a muscular trigger point, it can reduce nerve sensitivity and restore normal muscle function. Dry needling also causes a small increase in blood flow to the affected area, which may assist healing.
Why not try dry needling Perth for yourself?
Does Dry Needling Hurt?
Like any treatment, dry needling can be uncomfortable, with different treatment arears more sensitive than others.
Usually the physiotherapist will attempt to elicit a ‘local twitch response’, often described as a ‘mini cramp’ or ‘tiny electric shock’. The effectiveness of dry needling is usually directly related to the number of ‘local twitch responses’ during a session.
Scared of needles? Don’t worry. We’ll work with you to make your treatment as comfortable as possible.
Is Dry Needling Safe?
Dry needling is a very safe treatment technique, when administered by a qualified Perth dry needling physiotherapist.
Our single use needles are of the highest quality, sterile and made from surgical steel.
Some patients will experience a mild, dull ache during treatment and up to 24 hours post treatment, but this is completely normal.
What is the Difference Between Acupuncture and Dry Needling?
Many people confuse acupuncture and dry needling, but the theory behind them is very different.
Acupuncture is a form of alternative medicine, originating from China over 2000 years ago. Acupuncturists (trained in Chinese medicine) use a holistic approach in an attempt to stimulate and enhance the body’s natural healing power.
Using similar needles, acupuncturists attempt to restore the flow of Qi (life force), which has been disrupted by illness or injury.
People may seek acupuncture for assistance with pain conditions, organ damage, allergies, substance dependence, insomnia, etc.
Dry Needling is a derivative of acupuncture performed by qualified physiotherapists. We insert acupuncture needles directly into an affected muscle in order to reduce spasm and pain.