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What is Dry Needling?

Dry Needling involves multiple advances of a fine filament needle into the muscle in the region of a “Trigger Point‘. The aim of Dry Needling is to achieve a local twitch response to release muscle tension & pain. Dry needling is an effective treatment for chronic pain of neuropathic origin with very few side effects. This technique is unequalled in finding & eliminating neuromuscular dysfunction that leads to pain & functional deficits.

(Ref: Global Education Manual Therapists – Read More)


Trigger Points

What is a ‘Trigger Point’?

Trigger points, also known as trigger sites or muscle knots, are described as hyperirritable spots in skeletal muscle that are associated with palpable nodules in taut bands of muscle fibers.[1] Trigger point practitioners believe that palpable nodules are small contraction knots & a common cause of pain. Compression of a trigger point may elicit local tenderness, referred pain, or local twitch response. The local twitch response is not the same as a muscle spasm. This is because a muscle spasm refers to the entire muscle contracting whereas the local twitch response also refers to the entire muscle but only involves a small twitch, no contraction.

Is Dry Needling Painful?

The needle used is very thin & most subjects do not even feel it penetrate the skin. A healthy muscle feels very little discomfort with insertion of this needle. However if the muscle is sensitive & shortened or has active trigger points within it, the subject will feel a sensation like a muscle cramp -‘the twitch response’. The patient also may feel a reproduction of “their” pain which is a helpful diagnostic indicator for the practitioner attempting to diagnose the cause of the patient’s symptoms. Patients soon learn to recognise & even welcome this sensation as it results in deactivating the trigger point, reducing pain & restoring normal length function to the involved muscle.

(Ref: Global Education Manual Therapists – Read More)

Conditions commonly treated with Dry Needling

Dry Needling may also be used for acute & chronic sporting injuries such as:
• Muscular haematomas
• Muscle tears • Compartment syndrome
• Medial tibial stress syndrome (shin splints)
• Rotator cuff injuries
• Tennis/golfers elbow

Dry Needling can also be used for spinal conditions where the underlying pathology may have triggered a movement disorder. This can result in the presence of reduced range of movement or pain (known as myofascial pain) due to abnormal muscle tone or spasms.

Such conditions may include:
• Piriformis syndrome
• Cervico-genic headaches
• Sciatica
• Hamstring issues

Common lower extremity conditions treated with Dry Needling include:
• Patello Femoral Syndrome
• Patellar tendonitis
• Hamstring Strain
• Groin Strain
• Shin-splints; Compartment Syndrome
• Achilles tendonopathies

Common upper extremity conditions treated with Dry Needling include:
• Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
• Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
• Lateral Epicondylitis (tennis elbow)
• Medial Epicondylitis (golfers elbow)
• Impingement syndromes

(Ref: Global Education for Manual Therapists – Read More)


Who can help you with Dry Needling Treatment?

Dr Melissa Decelis Osteopath

Dr Alicia Mynott Osteopath

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If you are need of an OsteopathicMassage or Dry Needling treatment contact Osteopathy CBD today on 1300 GET FIXED or 1300 438 349.


Osteopathy CBD is situated in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD, literally across the road from the Melbourne Town Hall at the Century Building, Suite 1005, Level 10, 125 Swanston Street (closest to the corner of Little Collins Street). Online bookings are available simply click here or visit

Osteopathy CBD is one of Melbourne’s leading Osteopathic clinics, offering OsteopathyMassage, and Dry Needling treatment services to Melbourne CBD’s public, visitors, corporate and local businesses, events and exhibitions.

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