Body To Balance: /Myotherapy /Dry Needling

Suite 1.8 / 1091 Stud Road
Rowville Victoria 3178

(03) 8288 1937

Dry Needling

Dry Needling is a technique used by our myotherapy and chiropractic practitioners. It involves insertion of a fine filament needle into the muscle in the region of a “Trigger Point” or tight band of muscle. The aim of Dry Needling is to achieve a local twitch response to release muscle tension and pain. This technique is unequalled in finding and eliminating neuromuscular dysfunction that leads to pain and dysfunction.

The needle used is very thin and most subjects do not even feel it penetrate the skin. However if the muscle is sensitive and shortened or has active trigger points within it, the subject may feel a sensation like a muscle cramp –‘the twitch response’. The patient also may feel a reproduction of “their” pain which is a helpful diagnostic indicator for the practitioner attempting to diagnose the cause of the patient’s symptoms. Patients soon learn to recognise and even welcome this sensation as it results in deactivating the trigger point, reducing pain and restoring normal length function to the involved muscle.

Dry Needling differs from acupuncture as the points are based on the trigger points of Western Medicine. Acupuncture is based on the ‘meridians’ from ancient China.



Back

Book Online Now

Make a booking online using our
secure, reliable online booking system.

Book Online Now

Quick Enquiry

Got a question? Send it below and we'll
get back to you as soon as we can.

Name:
Email:
Phone:
Enquiry:

Shop Online

Quality products hand picked by us to
improve your quality of life.

Shop Online Now

Facebook Updates

September 13, 2018

Carson is now available for Myotherapy appointments 4 days per week:
Monday 2-7.30pm
Wednesday 8am-3pm
Friday 2-7pm
Saturday 8-11am
If you need help managing your musculoskeletal condition schedule an appointment today by calling 82881937 or online:

September 2, 2018

I was fortunate enough to attend a conference this weekend on Lumbar Spinal Stenosis presented by Dr Carlo Ammendolia (Chiropractor & PhD Scientist at the University of Toronto). Lumbar Spinal Stenosis is a condition caused by age related changes in the spine that result in pressure on the spinal nerves. As a consequence of this patients with lumbar stenosis have symptoms of pain, burning, numbness, tingling & weakness in their legs, buttocks & low back. The best evidence based way of managing this condition is by improving the patient’s function using chiropractic or other manual therapy, an appropriately prescribed exercise program & CBT or positive reinforcement. With an ageing population Lumbar Spinal Stenosis will continue to become more prevalent in the future and hopefully we will be able to help these people to live better quality lives. Tim, Chiropractor.

August 24, 2018

We have Myotherapy appointments available tomorrow at 9am or 9.30am, an Exercise Physiology appointment at 2.30pm and Chiropractic appointments between 9am-12pm. Book online at:

July 21, 2018

Interesting how powerful the language used by a healthcare practitioner is on influencing their patients' mindset and recovery.

© 2018 Body To Balance
"Your one stop for allied health. Book online today."