Dry Needling
Dry Needling


At Physical Healthcare we provide therapeutic dry needling services. Dry needling is derived from acupuncture, and utilises acupuncture needles. Acupuncture is an ancient form of Chinese medicine which involves the insertion of thin, flexible needles into the skin at specific points on the body. With almost no side-effects, acupuncture has gained significant popularity in Western medicine for the treatment of many health-related issues.

Certified physiotherapists use dry needling in conjunction with other treatment techniques, with often rapid and significant results. Dry needling can be used to:

  • decrease pain
  • decrease inflammation
  • promote tissue healing and regeneration
  • restore optimal nerve and muscle function
Dry Needling
What conditions is it used for?

Our physiotherapists are in an effective and unique position of being able to combine dry needling with other treatment methods such as exercise, manipulation and massage. Dry needling is effective for any conditions requiring pain relief such as back and neck pain, or any in situations where the body needs help with healing, for example a ligament sprain or a torn muscle.

At Physical Healthcare dry needling can be incorporated into your physiotherapy treatment sessions, at no additional cost.

Dry Needling
How to Find Us

Physical Healthcare are conveniently located throughout Melbourne in Preston, Lalor, Gladstone Park, Bulleen, Thomastown, St Kilda and Sydenham.

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