Dry Needling offers a holistic approach to healing
At Excel Physiotherapy and Wellness in Mascot, we offer Dry Needling services by fully qualified Physiotherapists to treat various conditions and injuries. Dry Needling is especially effective for the treatment of chronic pain and sports injuries, and for relieving muscular tightness. There are few side effects. Our Physios will always provide you with all the information you need prior to proceeding with the treatment.
What is Dry Needling?
Dry needling involves the insertion of a thin filament needle to stimulate the healing process of soft tissues (muscle ‘trigger points’, fascia, tendons, and ligaments). A trigger point is an irritable and congested point in a muscle, associated with palpable nodule. This area becomes painful and may also radiate in predictable patterns.
The treatment exists to provide excellent pain relief by reducing muscle tension, normalising biochemical and electrical dysfunction of motor endplates, and facilitating an accelerated return to active rehabilitation. It is an effective treatment for pain control and active rehabilitation.
Dry Needling is known to aid in the treatment of:
- Acute/chronic injuries
- Neck/back pain
- Muscle spasms
- Hip/knee pain
- Muscle strains
- Tennis/golfer’s elbow
The objectives and philosophy of Dry Needling by Physiotherapists is based on western neuroanatomy. Whilst it derives from Chinese acupuncture, it is based on modern scientific study and research.