This treatment approach is adapted from acupuncture. Fine needles are applied to the musculoskeletal system to deactivate trigger points. It aims to bring about a positive change in your body.
Myofascial Dry Needling is most effectively used for muscular aches and pain and injury and when used in conjunction with other therapies such as massage and Myofascial release can yield quite often dramatic positive results.
]This technique has been seen to be very beneficial in the treatment of:
- Compartment syndrome,
- Postural misalignment,
- Deactivation of trigger points,
- Muscle tightness,
- Back Pain, including sciatic pain,
- Shin splints,
- General aches and pains.
INTEGRATED & SYSTEMIC DRY NEEDLING
Pain – “an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage, or described in terms of such damage”.
The specific focus of the Integrated & Systemic Dry Needling technique is Pain Management and Rehabilitation. With the insertion of the acupuncture needles tiny lesions (gaps) occur in the soft tissue. These lesions stimulate the peripheral sensory nerves in the acu-reflex point (microenvironment) to stimulate the body’s healing response. The stimulation of these points assists with restoring normal body systems or a return to homeostasis. This includes
the restoration of the immune, endocrine and cardiovascular system.
This specific type of Dry Needling technique results in an anti-inflammatory and immune reaction which leads to self-healing and internal balance.
Dry needling efficacy does vary from person to person and the number of treatments required is individualised and specific to your condition and how quickly your body heals.
Generally after Systemic and Integrated Dry Needling treatment your body will continue to receive ongoing benefits over the next 3 to 7 days – as the body responds to the lesion/s that have been created in the soft tissue (muscle) and continues to heal. Each person experiences their healing patterns differently.
The pain relief aspects of Systemic & Integrated Dry Needling occur as a result of tissue healing.
Integrated & Systemic Dry Needling is of benefit to assist in treating:
- Soft Tissue Contraction (nodules, bands inside the muscle, fascia tendon, Ligaments & Trigger points),
- Soft Tissue Spasms – (muscle shortening, muscle spasm, muscle tension),
- Muscle deficiency,
- Circulatory deficiency,
- Tissue adhesions,
- Scar tissue formation,
- Biomechanical imbalances,
- Immune physiology.
Advanced Dry Needling for Sports Medicine (ADNSM)
For athletes the ultimate purpose of the treatment is to focus on physical restoration and healing of the damaged tissue/s. Pain relief is a natural state that follows tissue healing.
This specific technique is designed to assist athletes with:
- Managements of over training syndrome,
- Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS),
- Sports related myopathy,
- Soft Tissue Dysfunction,
- Biomechanical imbalances,
- Rehabilitation after sports injuries and surgeries.
** Please note that Systemic, Integrated and ADNSM techniques are quite specific and are very different to standard Dry needling techniques.