As part of Physiocare’s integrated approach to medical care, our physiotherapists offer dry needling treatment to clients to assist with their recovery where necessary. The dry needling treatment technique involves inserting a single-use acupuncture needle into muscles, with the goal of triggering the release of myofascial trigger points. This helps to reduce pain, improve muscle function and help the muscles relax.
The remedial effect of dry needling in the treatment of a variety of musculoskeletal conditions has been proven by several medical research. Acupuncture has been a major component of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for over two millenniums. The technique which was adopted into Western Medicine in the 1970s and is now being used to relieve pain and treat various health complaints.
Not only has the technique survived for thousands of years, recent clinical evidence continues to support the proven benefits of dry needling. Clinical guidelines released by the National Institute of Clinical Excellence in 2009, recommended a course of dry needling for the treatment of persistent, non-specific low back pain. Similarly, the technique was recognized in 2012 for the treatment of migraines and tension type headaches.
In Australia, two different types of acupuncture are practiced and our experts at Physiocare are fully trained in both techniques.
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Acupuncture ;
This technique is based on the ancient traditional Chinese medicine principle which considers the entire body as a series of connected energy channels. The technique aims to use acupuncture to restore the balance of the entire body.
Dry Needling / Western Acupuncture:
This approach is a combination of traditional acupuncture techniques with the latest research in the field. In this case, experts target specific trigger points in the musculoskeletal system to relieve pain and tension in the muscles.