Acupuncture & Dry Needling

What is Dry Needling & Acupuncture?

Dry needling is a therapeutic technique that involves inserting fine needles into the skin and underlying tissues to relieve pain and muscle tension. It is often used as a part of physical therapy or rehabilitation programs to treat musculoskeletal conditions such as back pain, neck pain, and sports injuries.

Unlike acupuncture, which is based on traditional Chinese medicine and focuses on balancing the body's energy flow, dry needling is based on Western medicine and targets specific trigger points or knots in the muscles. The needles used in dry needling are very thin, similar to acupuncture needles, but they are inserted directly into the muscle tissue instead of along energy pathways.

When the needle is inserted into a trigger point, it can cause a twitch response in the muscle, which may help to release tension and promote healing. Dry needling is generally safe and well-tolerated, but like any medical procedure, it can carry some risks, such as an increase in pain, bleeding or drowsiness.

As part of your assessment, your Physiotherapist will locate specific points in your muscles that are causing you pain and limiting your movement. The acupuncture pins produce an increase in circulation and muscle relaxation.

PAIN RELIEF. Most clients presenting with pain find they obtain good pain relief over 24 hours. Your physiotherapist will advise you specifically about your situation.

SAFE. Esperance Physiotherapy physiotherapists have received additional training to provide acupuncture and dry needling treatment. Dr Doug Cary is a regular presenter of dry-needling courses around Australia. At Esperance Physiotherapy we only use single-use, sterile Seirin needles. You will benefit from our extensive training and experience in the provision of dry-needling treatments. 

EFFECTIVE. Even if you have had lots of other muscle treatments or acupuncture at other clinics, we do things differently and you will benefit. Muscles respond to acupuncture differently than massage, and if you find that anti-inflammatory medications don't work, then acupuncture often does.

If you are experiencing pain or not progressing in your current treatment, contact us on 90715055 to book an appointment today.