Dry Needling

Dry Needling, or Western Acupuncture, is a treatment that involves a thin filament needle being inserted into a muscle. The length of the treatment and where the needles are inserted will depend on the session goals and the location of the pain you are experiencing.

Generally speaking, dry needling doesn’t hurt very much. However, it can feel ‘weird’ sometimes and there can be a very short burst of discomfort if an active trigger point is reached.

Dry Needling has compelling evidence both for and against its effectiveness. Therefore, we will generally use this treatment technique if:

In order for dry needling to be effective long term, it should be accompanied by appropriate rehabilitation of the cause of your problem.

If you have any questions about this treatment, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us!

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    • Do I need a Doctor’s referral?

      If you are private paying (i.e. paying for our services yourself or with your Private Health Fund) or covered by Work Cover, NDIS or a Home Care Package you DO NOT need a referral.If you are a DVA or Medicare patient, you will need a referral or EPC referral from a GP.

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      We sure do! Bring your private health insurance card with you and you can claim on the spot with our HICAPs machine. This means that you will only need to pay the gap at the time of your appointment.

    • What happens in the first appointment?

      Your initial appointment will involve a lengthy discussion about your concerns. Your therapist will then need to get some more information about your condition by performing some objective tests and getting some baseline measures. This enables for an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan to be formed. If time permits, you will start your treatment as well in the first session!

    • Do I need to bring anything?

      If you have had any scans or reports done in relation to your condition, it is really helpful if you can bring them with you.You should also bring or wear comfortable, loose clothing that allows access to the area of your body needing assessment and treatment.

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