Trigger Point Dry Needling

Practitioners – , Danny Rutten, Lara Bowyer & Narelle Webb

This treatment technique uses fine needles similar to those used in acupuncture.  The aim of trigger point dry needling is to realise tight muscles with the goal of reducing muscle resting tension, spasm, pain and dysfunctions.  Please refer to the GEMt link provided below for more information.

This often includes the needling of myofacial trigger points.

Western acupuncture utilises traditional chinese meridian points, however, applies it to ‘western’ clinical reasoning with particular consideration to relevant neurophysiology and anatomy.
Points are stimulated to create local, spinal segmental or supraspinal pain modulating effects.

Please refer to the Combined Health link provided below for more information.
The Australia Physiotherapy Association supports these techniques and includes a specialist group to develop this relatively new physiotherapy treatment technique that has a growing evidence base for it use.

http://www.combinedhealth.com.au/definitions_dry_needling_western_tradtional_acupuncture

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