Dry Needling at Physio Fit Adelaide

At Physio Fit Adelaide, we offer dry needling to help relieve muscle and joint pain throughout the body. Dry Needling is a highly effective technique that involves inserting thin, sterile needles into myofascial trigger points. The goal is to alleviate muscle tension by stimulating the nervous system and providing feedback to the muscles, inhibiting or stopping muscle spasms.

Benefits of Dry Needling
When performed by our experienced practitioners, dry needling can provide a wide range of health benefits, including:

  1. Relaxing tight muscles: Dry needling targets myofascial trigger points, helping to relax tight muscle bands.
  2. Decreasing pain and reducing reliance on medications: Dry needling offers a drug-free approach to pain management, reducing the need for pain medications.
  3. Improving muscle function and performance: By releasing muscle tension and improving muscle function, dry needling can enhance performance and movement.
  4. Increasing joint mobility and flexibility: Dry needling helps improve joint mobility and flexibility, allowing for better overall movement.

The goal is to alleviate muscle tension by stimulating the nervous system and providing feedback to the muscles, inhibiting or stopping muscle spasms.

Incorporating our Anti-Gravity Treadmill into your rehabilitation program will help you:

Differences between Dry Needling vs Acupuncture
It’s important to note the distinctions between dry needling and acupuncture. At Physio Fit Adelaide, our physiotherapists are trained in dry needling and do not practice acupuncture.

Dry needling is based in western medicine principles and research. It is increasingly recognised as an effective approach in managing musculoskeletal and sports injuries. On the other hand, acupuncture involves needling points along meridians in the body to promote balance, harmonize energy flow (qi), and remove blockages throughout the body.

Is Dry Needling Painful?
Dry needling is relatively pain-free. Most people do not feel the thin needles as they are inserted and many even report that deep tissue massage is more uncomfortable than dry needling.

During the treatment, you may experience a local twitch response in the muscle. This may result in a brief sensation, similar to the feeling of a muscle cramping. These responses are considered beneficial and desirable, as they contribute to the therapeutic effect of the treatment, relaxing the muscle overall.

Common Conditions Treated with Dry Needling

Dry needling is beneficial for a wide range of conditions, including:

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Mana NankivellMana Nankivell
00:38 18 Apr 23
I highly recommend Trent and the Physio Fit team.I sustained a knee injury (fat pad impingement) in a half-marathon around 18 months ago, and after 12 months of seeing a (different) physio and sports doctors without any improvement, I was told by the doctor that I would "probably just have to put up with the pain".I booked in with the team at Physio Fit for another opinion, and it was the best decision I ever made. Trent put together a very manageable rehab plan for me and was quick to respond and adapt when something didn't work out. In the past 6 months, I've gone from not being able to walk without pain or even think about hiking, running or cycling without my knee flaring up, to running my first post-injury 5.5km trail run and hiking 10km with a 10kg pack!
Laura O'ConnorLaura O'Connor
08:47 05 Feb 23
This clinic is the pinnacle of physiotherapy in Adelaide. Ive seen a couple of different physios at physiofit over the years for different injuries and the experience has been absolutely amazing each time! Highly recommend seeing the team here for all your physio needs!
Ryen ArcherRyen Archer
02:50 03 Feb 23
Corey is absolutely fantastic, worked out my issues and we have been working to improve them for a few months now and all I can say is I am feeling a million times better! thanks physio fit! Keep up the great work!
Amy SzyndlerAmy Szyndler
02:44 03 Feb 23
I attended Physio Fit to get my tennis elbow treated. Always a friendly greeting from the lovely reception staff, and my physio, Corey, was fantastic; very friendly, knowledgeable and provided treatment that was personalised and holistic. Following Corey's advice and exercise regime helped me get back to the activities I enjoy, pain-free. Highly recommended.
Debbie MossDebbie Moss
07:21 02 Feb 23
Have been taking my daughter here for quite a few months now for ongoing back issues. The care that she has been given through her Physiotherapist Corey, has been fantastic. Everything has been explained and if exercises have needed to be modified he has. Would thoroughly recommend this place for any Physio needs. All staff that we have dealt with have been friendly and professional. A great team and environment.
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