Some muscle pain and discomfort can be the result of a active Trigger Point (TP) which is a small hyper-irritable spot within a band of muscle. If are experiencing muscle spasming, tightness, pain and tenderness it may be the result of having a TP within the muscle. Our qualified osteopaths are trained to examine the muscle and identify if this is the case of your pain.
Once a TP has been identified as the cause, a needle is inserted into the TP. The needle is extremely fine, not dissimilar to a acupuncture needle, and should cause little to no pain when inserted into the muscle. Once inserted, the needle may cause a dull ache in the area but this is a sign that the needle is affecting the active TP. The needle is kept in for a few minutes or until your osteopath is satisfied that the needle has been effective. Sometimes a number of needles may be used, as often there is more than one active TP contributing to your presentation. Once the needle is removed there should be a softening of the muscle and restoration of function.
Dry Needling is a safe, effective and widely accepted treatment of muscular pain. Raya and Jack are experienced and proficient in dry needling, executing the technique with skill and finesse.
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Camberwell Osteopath, Melbourne
All Osteopaths at Camberwell Osteopathic Clinic are members of the Australian Osteopathic Association and registered with the Australian Osteopathic Board of Australia and APRAH.