Dry Needling

Reduce pain and increase movement with Western Acupuncture and Dry Needling at Physio Performance Clinic, Coomera. Provided by our qualified and experienced physiotherapists, dry needling can help alleviate the symptoms of common conditions including:

  • Headaches
  • Neck pain
  • Bursitis
  • Lower back pain
  • Knee pain
  • Pelvic dysfunction
  • Acute and Persisting pain states
  • Sporting injuries
  • Work injuries
  • Amongst a myriad of other issues

What is Acupuncture and Dry Needling, and how do they differ?

Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medicine that has been used for thousands of years. This technique focuses on restoring energy or “Qi” to the body. It is thought that there are blockages that can be restored by properly placing needles along specific meridian energy channels.

Dry needling on the other hand directly treats the neuromuscular system. It involves acupuncture needles being placed into muscle trigger points. A muscle trigger point is a “hyperirritable spot in skeletal muscle that is associated with a hypersensitive palpable nodule in a taut band (Simons, Travell, &Sumons 1999)”. These points are tender to touch and have distinctive pattern referrals.

What are the effects of Dry Needling Coomera?

  • Reduction in pain via increased production of pain relieving endorphins
  • Stimulates tissue remodelling and scar tissue breakdown via localised increase in circulation
  • Release of tissue tension and increase in range of motion via trigger point local ‘twitch’ responses
  • Decreased swelling via reduction in local inflammation and oedema

What can you expect following treatment?

  • An increase in your joint range of movement
  • An increase in your quality of movement
  • A reduction in your pain and headache levels
  • A reduction in swelling
  • Occasionally, tiredness following treatment

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