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The benefits of dry needling in physiotherapy

Dry needling is a technique that is often used by physiotherapists to help alleviate pain and muscle tension. This technique involves the insertion of thin needles into specific points on the body, known as trigger points. These trigger points are areas of muscle tension that can cause pain and discomfort, and can often be difficult to treat with traditional physiotherapy techniques.

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One of the main benefits of dry needling is that it can help to release muscle tension and improve flexibility. When a needle is inserted into a trigger point, it can cause a small muscle contraction. This contraction can help to release the tension in the muscle, which can lead to an improvement in range of motion and flexibility.

Another benefit of dry needling is that it can help to reduce pain. The insertion of needles into trigger points can stimulate the body’s production of endorphins, which are natural painkillers. This can lead to a reduction in pain and discomfort.

Dry needling can also be used to help improve blood flow to the affected area. The needles can stimulate the blood vessels in the muscle, which can increase the flow of oxygen and nutrients to the area. This can help to speed up the healing process and reduce inflammation.

Dry needling can also be effective in treating chronic pain conditions such as back pain, neck pain, and headaches. It can also be used to treat conditions such as fibromyalgia, tendinitis, and carpal tunnel syndrome.

In addition, dry needling is a safe and effective treatment option. The needles used in dry needling are thin and solid, unlike traditional hypodermic needles, and are disposed of after use. The procedure is performed by a trained physiotherapist and any discomfort or pain is minimal.

Overall, dry needling is a powerful tool that physiotherapists can use to help alleviate pain, improve flexibility, and promote healing. If you’re struggling with pain or muscle tension, talk to your physiotherapist about whether dry needling may be right for you.

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Can Complete Care help?


Complete Care Physio and Osteo Wallan, Fawkner and Point Cook have clinicians with a special interest in using Dry needling in our treatments.


If you are having trouble and would like assistance by one of our Physios or Osteos in our Wallan, Point Cook and Fawkner locations, please feel free to call us on 5769-1731 or book online via our website

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