Physiotherapy Dry Needling at Absolute Health Sunshine Coast
Welcome to Absolute Health Sunshine Coast, your trusted clinic for comprehensive physiotherapy services, including dry needling (acupuncture). We are committed to helping you achieve optimal health and wellness through evidence-based treatments tailored to your unique needs. In this webpage, we will explore the benefits of physiotherapy dry needling and how it can contribute to your overall well-being.
What is Physiotherapy Dry Needling?
Physiotherapy dry needling is a therapeutic technique used by our skilled physiotherapists to address a variety of musculoskeletal issues and pain conditions. It involves the insertion of thin, sterile needles into specific trigger points within your muscles, fascia, or connective tissues. Unlike acupuncture, which is rooted in Traditional Chinese Medicine, dry needling is based on Western medicine principles and targets the release of tension and pain and is a more scientific “evidence based” approach.
How Does Dry Needling Work?
The primary goal of dry needling is to stimulate trigger points or “knots” in muscles to release tension and alleviate pain. When the needle is inserted into these trigger points, it promotes relaxation and increased blood flow to the affected area. This process helps reduce muscle spasms, improve flexibility, and encourage the body’s natural healing mechanisms.
Conditions Treated with Dry Needling
Physiotherapy dry needling can be a valuable component of your treatment plan for various conditions, including:
1. Muscle Pain: Dry needling is effective for treating muscle pain and discomfort caused by injuries, overuse, or chronic conditions.
2. Myofascial Pain Syndrome: This technique can be particularly beneficial for individuals with myofascial pain syndrome, a condition characterized by trigger points and muscle pain.
3. Tension Headaches: Dry needling may help relieve tension headaches by targeting trigger points in the neck and shoulder muscles.
4. Joint Pain: It can complement traditional physiotherapy methods for addressing joint pain and improving joint mobility.
5. Sports Injuries: Athletes can benefit from dry needling to speed up the recovery process from sports-related injuries and enhance performance.
6. Chronic Pain: For individuals dealing with chronic pain conditions, dry needling can provide relief and improve their overall quality of life.
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What to Expect During a Dry Needling Session
When you visit Absolute Health Sunshine Coast for a dry needling session, our experienced physiotherapist will begin by conducting a thorough assessment to determine the areas that require treatment. The needles used are very thin, and most people experience minimal discomfort during insertion. You may feel a dull ache or a twitch response when the needle reaches a trigger point, which is a positive sign that the treatment is working.
Sessions typically last between 15 to 30 minutes, depending on your specific needs. After the treatment, you may experience some mild soreness, similar to the sensation you might feel after a workout. This soreness is usually short-lived and can be alleviated with ice and gentle stretching.
Your comfort and well-being are our top priorities. We aim to create a welcoming and supportive environment throughout your treatment journey.
Are you ready to experience the benefits of physiotherapy dry needling at Absolute Health Sunshine Coast? Contact us today to schedule an appointment or learn more about our services. We are here to help you achieve Absolute Health and well-being on the beautiful Sunshine Coast.