Myotherapy & Dry Needling
What is dry needling treatment?
Dry needling is the use of either solid filiform needles or hollow-core hypodermic needles, to be inserted directly into the trigger points and muscle bundles to act as a stimulant from underneath the skin.
The process of dry needling, either with or without Myotherapy Massage will help to increase circulation and blood flow, thus speeding up repair of the area and its surrounding tissues.
Our qualified and experienced Remedial Massage Therapy and Myotherapy practitioners use several needles in the areas of your pain or dysfunction during this type of therapeutic treatment session, which is long enough to treat more than one area of the body.
What are the benefits?
– Pain relief
– Increased circulation of blood
– Promotion of healing
– Increased range of motion
– Increased strength and functionality of muscle tissues
– Return of correct biomechanics
– Provide instant muscle release
– Can be used on hard to release muscle areas and groups
How does the process work?
In turn, the nerve endings in the muscle will be stimulated, resulting in a reduction in pain and release of tension in the muscle. It elicits the same response as with non-invasive trigger point therapy and deep tissue massage.
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What can be treated with myotherapy & dry needling?
Dry needling can be used for a variety of musculoskeletal problems, neuromuscular dysfunction, muscle imbalances and pain syndromes. Therapy is specifically aimed to help with muscular pain, myofascial pain syndrome, hypertonic and tender muscles, overuse injury, painful tendons, tender ligaments and more.
Many muscular related conditions are thought to be a primary contributing factor to pain and other related symptoms. These conditions include, but are not limited to neck pain, back pain, shoulder pain, arm pain, tennis elbow, carpal tunnel, golfer’s elbow, headaches, migraines and tension-type headaches, jaw pain, buttock pain, pelvic pain, leg pain, sciatica, hamstrings strains, calf tightness/spasms.
Does dry needling hurt?
No, usually our practitioners will endeavour to make the process as painless as possible. At times, the patient may feel a mild twitch or tenderness when the needles are inserted into the skin, and for a few hours afterwards, however the process is considered less painful than remedial massage therapy when applied to extremely tender areas or when a patient is sensitive to touch.
Are needles sterile?
Yes, we only use sterile disposable needles during our treatments. We also apply alcohol swipes clean the area prior to and after the treatment has taken place.
Scheduling recommendations for dry needling appointments?
Most of the time once the dysfunction or imbalance has been corrected the body will often maintain the appropriate balance. However, the musculoskeletal system is under constant stress from the demands of varying postures, gravity, psychological and emotional states.
A regular exercise program combined with good posture and chiropractic care may help to prevent many reoccurring pain problems.
If the pain comes back, occasional sessions may be recommended to the patient to adequately and prevent serious injuries.
Treatments are specialised to compliment all chiropractic care services. Massage pre and post adjustment can assist with the body’s ability to hold chiropractic correction, as well as making it easier to get a correct adjustment, by releasing muscle tension and tenderness.
During treatments our therapists use Remedial Massage Therapy to reduce spasms, tightness and relieve pain symptoms occurring in the body. Treatment will offer care for a wide range of conditions and symptoms. Care can help relieve headaches, sore or stiff neck, frozen shoulder, tennis elbow, back pain and lumbar disc injuries.