Dry Needling in Lower Plenty, Melbourne – Diamond Valley Physiotherapy

Are you looking for immediate relief from muscle pain and tension? At Diamond Valley Physiotherapy in Lower Plenty, Melbourne, VIC we offer dry needling to help patients manage their pain and mobility. It is a popular complementary therapy adapted from Acupuncture to help correct imbalances in the body. Dry needling physiotherapy sets off a chain of neurological events in your body, leading to immediate relief from muscle tension.

Our experienced physiotherapist uses physiology and Western-based anatomy to select the myofascial trigger points for the therapy. These points are found in muscles all over our bodies. When the provider inserts sterile and fine acupuncture needles into these trigger points, they stimulate connective and muscular tissue. This dry needling treatment releases stubborn knots in your body and simultaneously reduces pain. Additionally, this treatment enhances blood flow to the affected area which allows damaged tissues to heal better.

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Conditions We Treat Using Dry Needling Therapy

Dry needling is an effective treatment technique used to treat a wide variety of musculoskeletal and neurological conditions. At our clinic, we use dry needle therapy to heal patients who are struggling with the following health conditions:

  • Acute and chronic back and neck pain

  • Jaw pain

  • Headaches

  • Migraines

  • Muscle strains and sprains

  • Pelvic pain

  • Sciatic pain

  • Knee pain

  • General muscular tightness and cramps

  • Tendinopathy/RSI

  • Sports injuries

  • Numbness

  • Pins and needles

Trigger Point Therapy: How Our Dry Needling Therapy Can Help You

Dry Needling, also known as trigger point therapy involves applying pressure or needles to specific “trigger points” in the body to provide pain relief and improve mobility. Our trigger point therapy can help you in numerous ways:

  • Reduces Muscle Pain: One of the main reasons why people prefer dry needling therapy is it helps them get instant relief from muscle pain. This method can be effective if you are struggling with either acute injury or something chronic.

  • Accelerates the Body’s Natural Healing Process: This treatment involves the use of needles that can create a small lesion in the tissue. Thus, it increases blood flow to the treated area which can speed up your healing process.

  • Alleviates Soreness and Tightness: Your body will inevitably feel very tight and sore during an injury. It may turn severe if you don’t treat your injury well. Apart from exercising, stretching, and medication, you can opt for a soothing dry needling massage. It is an excellent way to reduce tightness and soreness, helping you recover as quickly as possible.

  • Safe and Natural: Since this massage therapy doesn’t induce any pain in the body, it is safe and natural to ease your muscle or joint pains. Besides, it is a good alternative to pharmaceutical drugs.

  • Improves Flexibility: Dry needling physio is a process in which the blood flow increases throughout the body. This can promote an improved range of motion and enhanced flexibility in your body.

  • Increases Oxygen Circulation: Using the trigger point therapy treatment can ease joint pain and loosen up the muscles. With proper circulation of blood, each body gets a sufficient amount of nutrients and oxygen, necessary for overall well-being.

  • Resolves Headaches and Migraines: Another reason why people opt for dry needle therapy is its ability to help prevent headaches and migraines. As this healing treatment focuses on trigger points in the tissues and muscles, it soothes and relieves tension.

How Does Dry Needling Work?

Dry needling treatment involves the use of filament needles that are gently inserted into a muscle’s painful or knotted part. Here’s how this process works to reduce discomfort and pain associated with those trigger points:

  • Creating Lesions: Each dry needle inserted into the body creates a small ‘lesion’ in the muscle’s tissue.

  • Brain Response: The brain interprets this lesion as a minor injury. It then takes action to repair or replace the affected tissues with new, healthy ones.

  • Twitch Response: This series of sequences directed by your brain is called a ‘twitch response’. Once the brain evokes a twitch response, the muscle fibres in the trigger point begin to relax.

  • Reducing Inflammation: Consecutively, the inflammation in the affected area begins to gradually reduce. Muscles then start returning to their normal state.

At Diamond Valley Physiotherapy, we follow some basic steps during your first session. They include:

  • Evaluation: Our expert physiotherapist will first assess your areas of discomfort and pain. We use non-invasive evaluation techniques to determine the trigger points.

  • Devising a Treatment Plan: Based on the assessment, the specialist will develop a treatment plan specifically catered to your health condition and bodily needs. It may be possible that our physio for dry needling could recommend other complementary treatments along with this method.

  • Treatment: We will conduct your first therapy session once you are comfortable with our advised treatment plan.

  • Post-treatment Advice: After the treatment, our therapist will advise on the dos and don’ts that you need to follow. We will also schedule the next appointment with you.

What Should I Expect During Dry Needling Consultation?

All our patients have different experiences with dry needling massage treatment. However, you can likely experience the following things during your first session:

  • Dull Ache: As the needle reaches the trigger point, you may feel an achy or cramping sensation. This is normal and fades quickly.

  • Sensations: You may feel slight sensations when the needle is inserted, including twitching or a deep burning sensation. Twitching is a clear sign that the therapy is working.

  • Muscle Responses: Muscles may twitch or feel cramped during the session, indicating that the therapy is effectively targeting trigger points.

Why Choose Diamond Valley Physiotherapy for Dry Needling Treatment?

Dry needling is an effective technique to treat muscle spasms, acute injury, or muscle pattern imbalances caused by injuries. Here’s how our service makes a difference:

  • Commitment to deliver excellent results

  • Sustainable and meaningful outcomes

  • Minimal dry needling cost

  • Qualified and experienced physical therapy specialist

  • Friendly and caring staff

  • Clean and comfortable environment

  • Easy-to-reach clinic location

  • Comprehensive approach

If you want to give dry needling a try, reach out to Diamond Valley Physiotherapy today for the most dependable pain removal services in Lower Plenty, Melbourne. Get in touch with us on (03) 9439 7671 or you can email us at info@dvphysio.com.au.

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Diamond Physiotherapy are experts in:

  • General physiotherapy
  • Sport injury physiotherapy
  • Manipulative physiotherapy
  • Dry needling and alternative therapy techniques
  • Post operative rehabilitation
  • Prenatal and postnatal physiotherapy
  • Acupuncture
  • Remedial massage and myotherapy
  • WorkCover and TAC claims
  • Veteran’s Affairs claims
  • Home visits


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