Dry needling is a form of therapy that may help with pain management for a range of health problems. It’s often used as an additional treatment with other types of physical therapy to help reduce body pain and associated health issues.
Typically it involves needles similar to the needles used in acupuncture being inserted into muscle tissue to reduce pain and restore function and blood circulation to painful areas within your body.
The treatment of dry needling uses the stimulation of trigger points to assist patients with managing muscle and body pains.
Once the treatment has concluded, you can expect to feel mild tenderness and possibly the appearance of small bruises around the area that’s been treated. However, you’ll notice a reduction in pain in a couple of days. Some clients experience a reduction in pain immediately and this may last for a few days. More sessions generally provide longer term benefits for pain relief. On average, you’ll need 2-3 sessions once or twice a week in order to experience the benefits of dry needling physical therapy at Pakenham Osteopathy.
At Pakenham Osteopathy, you can trust that you’re getting professional assistance from experienced and qualified health professionals who have been helping clients for many years. Our team is passionate about what we do and are committed to helping you and your body feel better using a holistic approach.
Dry Needling might not be the most appropriate therapy for you. Check out our other services shockwave therapy and osteopathy, or call 5941 4157 and we can find the right treatment to help your health conditions. If you have any questions about our services or procedures, don’t hesitate to reach out to our friendly and knowledgeable team so we can help clarify any concerns you may have.