Dry Needling

Relieve muscle pain and restore mobility

Do you have tight spots in your muscles that are sore to the touch? These trigger points are commonly referred to as “knots” and can cause pain and limit how well your muscles function.

Dry needling is a technique used to help your muscles function correctly and relieve the pain associated with these tight spots or knots, and is often used with other treatments including Osteopathy and Remedial Massage.

What is dry needling?

As the name implies, “dry” needles (without any medication) are inserted into areas of muscle. It is very effective in relieving local muscular pain and improving muscle function by restoring the muscle’s ability to lengthen and shorten normally.

It does not replace a hands on therapy. The needles only stay in for five to eight minutes, with hands on techniques completing the rest of the treatment.

How does dry needling work?

It works by releasing myofascial trigger points in the muscles, commonly known as “knots” and refers to a group of muscles that have shortened when activated but have not returned to their normal length afterwards.

Knotted muscles can develop for a number of reasons including injury, sport, unexpected or sudden movements, poor sustained posture, nutritional deficiencies, stress or illness.

What are the benefits of dry needling?

Dry needling is recommended for:

  • Treating chronic pain
  • Improving range of movement
  • Decreasing pain
  • Improving blood flow
  • Relaxing tightened muscles
  • Headaches
  • Neck pain
  • Back pain

Dry needling vs Acupuncture

Both treatments involve inserting thin needles into certain parts of the body.

An ancient Chinese medical tradition, during an acupuncture session, needles are inserted into points along meridian lines which represent the body’s organs. The aim is to balance and restore proper flow of energy throughout the body.

For dry needling, the needles are inserted into trigger points, or tender bands of muscle located within larger muscles. When needles are inserted into trigger points, they “release” the muscle and restore normal function and movement.

Areas Serviced

Including Williamstown, Newport, Spotswood, Kingsville, South Kingsville, Yarraville, Seddon, Footscray, Altona North, Seaholme, Altona, Altona Meadows, Laverton, Seabrook, Williams Landing, Truganina, Tarneit, Hoppers Crossing, Point Cook, Werribee, Sunshine, Tottenham, Brooklyn, Maidstone and West Footscray.

Hobsons Bay Health Group has closed its osteopathy services and is now Glenn Kinder Massage Therapy.

Thank you for being a valued part of our journey, and we can’t wait to see you at our new location, just down the road!