Dry Needling

Dry needling at our Ballarat Practice

Dry needling in BallaratDry needling uses the same needles as acupuncture – thin filament needles, used to relieve tension in specific points of muscular and myofascial tension, without the use of injectables. Each needle is single use and the area sterilized with an alcohol swap before we begin.

Dry needling is a great adjunct to osteopathic treatment with the aim of reducing muscular and myofascial pain, as it stimulates the muscles at a deeper level than we can with our hands. Overactive and tight muscles can contain ‘trigger points’ and releasing them can be integral to your recovery. The basis of dry needling is more of the anatomical and neurophysiology background, rather than the Traditional Chinese Medicine approach.

At Osteobalance we use your medical and complaint history, and assessments to confirm if this treatment modality is right for you and your condition. Dry needling is used within our osteopathic treatments and not as a sole treatment method.

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