Dry Needling

A photo of a nurse dry needling someone's hand

Release and relax your muscles with dry needling

Whether it’s from regular sporting impacts, muscle imbalances, or simple postural issues, everyday life causes stress on your muscles. While some stress is good, repeated stresses can cause tiny tears to form. 

Over time, these tears develop into scar tissue on your muscles, which can lead to tightness, joint problems, and fatigue.

If you’re experiencing joint problems, tight muscles, or reduced mobility, dry needling can help relieve your pain. 

Similar to acupuncture, dry needling targets the muscle trigger points of high tension and stress. But it works a bit differently. 

Dry needling targets the specific scar tissue on your muscles, using the tips of the needles to increase blood flow to those areas and help break down the tissue—promoting healing, reducing tension, and improving your long-term mobility.

At Brecken Health Bunbury, we can refer you to one of our trained physiotherapists to provide a treatment of dry needling to reduce pain and improve muscle function, including:

  • Chronic back pain. Chronic, ongoing pain in your back could be due to postural issues from tight muscles, which can be fixed by dry needling.
  • Neck pain. Neck pain can be caused by muscle tension from long hours sitting at a computer—something that’s all too common these days.
  • Sporting injuries and rehabilitation. Issues like tennis elbow, recurring knee pain, and other repetitive strain injuries can be caused by heavy lifting or quick acceleration during sport.
  • Tension headaches. Suffering from regular tension headaches? The tender muscles and nerves that help support the head are under a lot of stress on a daily basis, which dry needling can help treat.
  • Mobility and flexibility. If your muscles are feeling tight and stiff, or you’ve noticed a distinct decline in your mobility and flexibility, dry needling can help to increase circulation to your muscles.

Book a consultation today

Our team can help identify if dry needling is the right course of action for you.

If you’re suffering from muscle or nerve pain, reduced mobility, or living with recurring pain from a sporting injury, get in touch with us to book an appointment.