What is Dry Needling?

Dry needling is a technique where acupuncture needles are used to treat muscles experiencing myofascial pain and elicit a healing response. A “dry needle” (needle without medication) is inserted into specific points of the muscle, known as trigger points, in order to relax the muscle and release the pressure built up in that point and eliminating any discomfort.

Benefits of Dry Needling

The dry needling technique is backed by scientific evidence and is gaining popularity in the physiotherapy world. Dry needling is becoming increasingly popular in Perth due to its numerous health benefits in both pain relief and improving overall wellness. Dry needling at Perth Wellness Centre has proven effectiveness to relax spasmed muscles, relieve pain and reduce inflammation as well as increase blood flow, repair cell activation and release endorphins.

Perth Wellness Centre Physiotherapists may use dry needling to help relieve trigger points, improve range of motion, reduce muscle tension and even help with pain levels.

What Can Dry Needling Treat?

Dry needling is used at Perth Wellness Centre to treat a number of muscle related issues, including but not limited to:

  • Acute/Chronic injuries
  • Knots within muscles
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Carpal tunnel
  • Computer related discomfort
  • Hamstring strains
  • Neck/Back pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Post-herpetic neuralgia
  • Calf tightness

  • Tendonitis
  • Muscle Spasms
  • Whiplash
  • “Sciatica”
  • Hip/Knee pain
  • Muscle strains
  • Overuse injuries (e.g. muscle injuries from exercise)
  • Tennis/Golfers elbow
  • Phantom pain