Dry Needling

Dry Needling in Mount Gravatt & Browns Plains, Brisbane


The Whole Body Clinic offer treatment to residents throughout Brisbane including Mount Gravatt, Park Ridge, Holland Park, Moorooka, Sunnybank, Wishart, Mackenzie, Carindale, Wellers Hill, Greenslopes & Eight Mile Plains.

What Is Dry Needling?

Dry needling involves the gentle insertion of fine needles into the tight or knotted part of a muscle: commonly referred to as a myofascial trigger point. The aim of dry needling is to reduce the pain and discomfort associated with these trigger points and tight muscles by promoting release or relaxation of the tissue.

The needles used are sterile and high quality, incredibly fine. They range from 0.16 to 0.30 millimetres in diameter and are single-use. It is rare for any bleeding or bruising to occur at the point of insertion.

The dry needling technique involves needle is gently inserted into the tense muscle at the trigger point, carefully manipulated to achieve the therapeutic effect, and then removed after a short period.

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Osteopathy & Dry Needling

Dry needling can be used alongside hands on Osteopathic techniques as part of a comprehensive treatment plan.  

While osteopathy provides a holistic, whole body treatment to address the cause of pain, dry needling can be used to target and release tissues that may not be responding to hands on release techniques alone. This allows us to create very specific change to a particular tissue or area. Dry needling may also be used to effectively treat multiple areas at once. 

Following treatment with dry needling, further soft tissue release techniques and stretching combined with joint mobilisation will enhance the effect of the needling and improve its effectiveness.

Dry Needling at The Whole Body Clinic

At The Whole Body Clinic, dry needling is typically used in conjunction with a range of other hands-on treatment techniques to enhance the effectiveness of the needling and to improve the recovery afterwards.

Dry needling can be an effective treatment for many musculoskeletal dysfunctions in all areas of the body. When it is used as part of a comprehensive and thorough treatment plan, dry needling can provide:

  • reduced pain
  • greater joint range of movement and flexibility
  • improved muscle activation
  • increased tissue healing following injury

Dry needling can be used to treat conditions affecting most parts of the body. It is commonly effective at shifting chronic musculoskeletal conditions that have proven difficult to treat. Common conditions that we can use dry needling to treat are:


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