What is dry needling?

In the course of your treatment at Total Balance Healthcare, your practitioner may suggest dry needling – but don’t worry, though it sounds a little scary, it’s actually quite painless.

The practice of dry needling includes inserting acupuncture needles into various trigger points on the body. By stimulating the trigger points, located in specific muscle bands, practitioners can undo ‘knots’, relax overactive muscles and reduce pain.

Not to be confused with Chinese medicine acupuncture, dry needling must be administered by healthcare professionals with specific training.

How can dry needling help me?

Dry needling stimulates neural pathways, which can help fast track healing, as well as manage pain.

Dry needling at our Chelsea Heights clinic can assist with:

  • Sports injuries
  • Back and neck pain
  • Joint pain and torn muscles
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Easing tension and stiffness
  • Migraine and headaches

Dry needling in Chelsea Heights – why choose Total Balance Healthcare?

Our osteopathy and physiotherapy experts are specially trained in dry needling and have plenty of experience in administering the treatment – so you can rest-assured that you’re in safe hands. We understand that not everyone is comfortable with needles and so we’ll work out the best way to treat you, whilst keeping you relaxed and comfortable.

How do I book an appointment?

Find out more about dry needling in Chelsea Heights by making a booking on (03) 9773 8085 or schedule an appointment online. If you’re a private health insurance holder, ask reception whether you’re eligible to receive a subsidised consultation price.

You can also visit our Frequently Asked Questions Page for more information.

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