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Dry Needling Bankstown NSW

What Is Dry Needling?

Dry needling is used extensively at Bankstown Podiatry Clinic and holistically in combination with orthotic therapy. Whilst orthotic therapy focuses on rectifying alignment, dry needling focuses on soft tissue repairs. It is used to treat pain by releasing trigger points in taught muscle bands.

How Does Dry Needling Work?

Dry needling works by promoting blood flow to a certain area, while breaking down scar tissue formation and adhesions within muscles, tendons and ligaments hence promoting repair. It is very effective when combined with orthotic therapy for treating muscle strains, trigger points, injuries to tendons and ligaments. Technique is placing a fine needle into the affected area for 15-20 minutes without moving. Dry needling can be used in multiple areas and usually requires multiple sessions for optimal results.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between acupuncture and dry needling?: People have been using acupuncture for centuries for a variety of medical conditions. The philosophy behind acupuncture is that the body can be healed when chi, or healing energy, is released. Dry needling is a much more modern practice, based on the theory that by inserting a needle directly into a muscle knot or pressure point it will release tension in surrounding muscle.

How long does it take for dry needling to work?: Some relief from discomfort and improved mobility can be immediate, however, it typically takes a few sessions to begin to see lasting positive results.

What is the purpose of dry needling?: The purpose of dry needling is to decrease local muscular pain and restore movement to a joint.

What are the risks of dry needling?: Everyone reacts to dry needling differently. Side effects can include spotting or bruising, fainting, nausea, residual discomfort or altered energy levels. If you do experience these side effects, they typically alleviate between 24 and 48 hours after treatment.

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