Dry Needling

Dry Needling at our Ballarat Practice

Dry 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.

A form of soft tissue therapy, myofascial dry needling – or intramuscular stimulation – involves the insertion of solid needles into myofascial trigger points – points of tension and sensitivity in the connective tissue surrounding muscles.

OsteoBalance Ballarat dry needling

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.

Used in conjunction with our osteopathic techniques, it is used to address individual points of pain within the body, making it potentially useful not only for athletes suffering from sporting injuries, but for anyone with a persistent painful tension in a specific muscle.

As the needles are solid, the procedure does not involve the injection of any substance into the body – relief is achieved through careful placement of the needle into the myofascial trigger point.

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.

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Pain relief

Patients with headaches, upper and lower back pain, jaw pain, neck pain or sports injuries affecting joints and soft tissue may find the treatment brings relief.

Your history

At Osteobalance we use your medical and complaint history, and assessments to confirm if this treatment modality is right for you and your condition.

Holistic treatment

Dry needling is used within our osteopathic treatments and not as a sole treatment method.  Please speak to us about the best option to suit your needs.

Dr. Erin Tout, Ballarat Osteopath
  • Dr. Erin Tout

    Dry Needling certified

    “I’m dedicated to educating people about their condition and taking a proactive approach to treatment.”

    Erin completed her five years of Osteopathic study at RMIT University Bundoora, Victoria. She is dedicated to educating the community about their bodies and what osteopathy can do for anyone. Osteopathic treatment can be adapted to suit the condition and the individual, and she believes strongly that, in the right hands, the potential for healing is endless. Erin has a keen interest in the treatment of headaches and migraines, pre and postnatal women, sporting injuries and back pain.

  • Calvin Arendtsz

    Dry Needling certified

    Calvin completed his five years of Osteopathic study at RMIT University Bundoora, Victoria. During this time Calvin also completed a month long internship in Goa, India where he worked collaboratively alongside physiotherapists and orthopedic surgeons. Calvin is very passionate about Osteopathy’s holistic approach to individualized
    healthcare and he has a great interest in treating foot, knee, and ankle presentations and sporting injuries. Calvin thoroughly enjoys assisting others and takes great pride in educating them with proactive measures which they can use to manage their condition long term.

Dr Caitlin Norman
  • Dr. Caitlin Norman

    Dry Needling certified

    Caitlin completed her Osteopathic study at Victoria University, Victoria. During this time Caitlin worked closely with local football teams to create both preventative and rehabilitation programs for the players. Caitlin is passionate about using the osteopathic model to individualise treatments to get the best result for her clients, whilst putting in place proactive measures to manage their condition long term. Caitlin has a keen interest in headaches and migraines, sporting injuries, neck and back pain.