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Dry Needling Melbourne

Dry needling, also called medical acupuncture, is an effective technique that helps in reducing the pain from trigger points in tight muscle bands, stimulating tissue repair and decreasing the pain caused by chronic tendon problems. At Motion Myotherapy, we have certified Myotherapists who can provide the best treatments in Dry Needling by combining Myotherapy techniques for better results and faster recovery. This treatment technique promotes pain control, regularises biochemical and electrical dysfunction of motor end plates, reduces muscle tension and stimulates quick recovery.

The History of Dry Needling

The history of Dry Needling dates back to the 1940’s with Dr. Janet Travell. She identified muscular trigger points and mapped out referral patterns we know today and still use today. She is remembered as President John F. Kennedy's personal physician and a researcher of the concept of trigger points as a cause of musculoskeletal referred pain. In discovering these trigger points “Wet Needling” was used where a substance (saline solution, botox or corticosteroids) was directed at trigger points via a hypodermic needle to reduce pain. With the help of Karel Lewit in 1979, he discovered that it was not the analgesic substance used in the needle but the needle itself that relieved myofascial pain. From then Dry Needling got its name and was established.


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The Role of Dry Needling in Physical Therapy

What Does Dry Needling Involve?

Dry Needling involves using very thin yet strong medical needles inserted under the skin to reach the targeted muscles of your body for effective pain relief. This technique targets myofascial trigger points that occur after a nervous conflict or sports injury. The inserted needles stimulate these trigger points and help release endorphins which are known for their pain-relieving functions.

Dry needling is often combined with other rehabilitation techniques such as remedial massage, trigger point therapy, myofascial release, stretching and exercise prescription to ensure a faster recovery. At Motion Myotherapy, we are extremely careful with using only the sterile, single-use medical needles to assure the safety of our clients.

What Could Cause Myofascial Trigger Points?

Myofascial trigger points are caused by:

  • Repetitive, quick or unexpected movements

  • Poor posture

  • Nerve impingement

  • Illness

  • Stress

  • A quick change in the workload

  • Nutritional deficiencies

What Is Dry Needling Technique Good For?

Dry needling can be used for treating a variety of musculoskeletal issues and general conditions, including:

  • Back pain

  • Neck pain

  • Shoulder pain

  • Tendonitis

  • Chronic headaches

  • Sports injuries

  • Chronic pelvic pain

  • TMJ pain

  • Ligaments issues

  • Arm pain and wrist pain

  • Muscle hypertonicity

  • Patellofemoral pain syndrome

  • Migraines

  • Fatigue

  • Stress release

  • Menstrual cramps and pain

If you would like to know more about this technique, call (03) 9114 2890 and discuss with one of our therapists who would be pleased to address all your related concerns.

Dry Needling Melbourne Myotherapy
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