Dry needling in Adelaide helps release knots and relieve muscle pain

We specialist in Dry Needling local to you, here in Adelaide.  A modern treatment designed to ease muscular pain by placing the needles into “trigger points” in your muscle or tissue in areas of knotted or hard to release muscle.

Our dry needling in Adelaide helps release spasms or stiffness in your muscles. Dry needling is used to get into those painful pockets of inflammation that generally squeeze and pinch the surrounding nerves. The needles deflate the area providing a sense of relief.

Often, our clients say they have instant release after a series of dry needling increasing their range of motion and flexibility.

The dry needling method is often used to treat sports injuries and muscle pain deflating the spasms around the inflamed area

Dry needling in Adelaide is not the same as acupuncture

We often get asked, is dry needling in Adelaide the same as acupuncture? The short answer is no it’s not the same. It does however use similar tools, but dry needling is performed by different practitioners with different training.

The two philosophies are quite different. Therapeutic dry needling is based on Western medicine. Acupuncture is based in Chinese medicine and focuses on balancing the flow of energy in the body.

Dry needling is an evaluation of your pain patterns, your posture, the way your body moves, its impairments along with functions.

Our dry needling in Adelaide treats muscle tissue, and its goal is to reduce pain, inactivate trigger points and restore your body functioning at its optimal level. It rarely is a standalone procedure. Rather, it often is part of a broader physical therapy approach where we would incorporate other traditional physical therapy interventions like different types of massage into the treatment.

“Dry needling is the most painful thing you’ll ever love”

When would I need dry needling?

Dry needling is commonly used for sports injuries however can be used for a wide variety of musculoskeletal issues, such as:

  • Shoulder pain
  • Hip and gluteal pain
  • Back pain
  • Headache
  • Knee pain
  • Achilles’ tendonitis
  • Sciatica
  • Plantar fasciitis

How will dry needling feel?

In most cases the general response is a twitch in the area or sudden contraction of the muscle. Inserting the very fine needle is not felt as it is super thin. The ever so slight contraction of the muscle may cause a very brief pain response, which is followed by relief as the muscle releases.

Sometimes our clients describe this as an electric shock or a cramping sensation. A therapeutic response then occurs which is a good and desirable reaction and a feeling of relaxation and calming within and around the area in which you are having treated.

Sometimes after you have dry needling you may have some muscle soreness felt up to 24-48 hrs.

Soft movement as well as applying heat or ice depending on the area treated and drinking plenty of water usually reduces the soreness. The pain then shifts to release, which is our desired outcome, leaving you relaxed and able to go about your day, pain free.

Are you ready to relax?