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Dry Needling Fremantle

Dry needling refers to using acupuncture needles to release Trigger Points (knots) in muscles.

We are now offering Dry Needling services from our O'Connor (Fremantle) location.

Dry Needling is a popular treatment option for releasing tight & sore muscle knots.

What is Dry Needling?

Is Dry Needling safe for me?

What Conditions is Dry Needling used for?

 Who performs the Dry Needling Fremantle?

What is dry needling?

Dry needling involves inserting a fine needle into the skin & muscle, aiming to release myofascial trigger points. 

Myofascial trigger points are irritable spots in skeletal muscles that can be associated with a palpable nodule or taut band of tissue. 

The release of these aims to help with:

– Reducing pain

– Increasing Range of Motion

– Muscle activation

– Movement of tissues

– Increasing quality of life

Dry Needling Fremantle
Dry Needling Fremantle

Is dry needling safe for me?

Dry Needling should always be performed by a Trained & Qualified Professional. 

Chiropractors undergo 5 years of University training including extensive training in Anatomy, as well as the Dry Needling Qualification. Therefore, they are well equipped to ensure they are targeting the correct areas & muscles, and providing safe treatment.

Dry Needling is a safe process when performed correctly. A sterile, single use needle is used to ensure no risk of infection. 

The most common side effects are mild and can include: 

– Pain in the area whilst needling

– Mild brusing

– Fatigue or lightheadedness

Your Health History is routinely taken to ensure Dry Needling is safe for you. 

Some contra-indications that you aren’t suitable for Dry Needling include: 

– Pregnancy

– Patient on Anti-coagulent therapy

– Vascular disease or abnormal bleeding tendency

– Diabetes

– Allergy to metal or latex

– Children or frail patients

– Patients with Epilepsy

– Comprimised Immune system (Cancer, HIV)

– Needle phobia, Unable or unwilling to give consent

– History of abnormal reaction with needling

– Recent surgical procedure or medical device fitted in area to be needled

The Chiropractor will assess whether Dry Needling is safe to perform in your case.

what conditions is dry needling used for?

Dry Needling is used for a range of Muskuloskeletal conditions where myofascial trigger points are present.

These can include: 

– Chronic low back pain

– Neck pain

– Headaches & migraines

– Jaw pain (TMJ disorders)

– Knee pain

– Plantar fasciitis

– Shoulder impingement

– Whiplash

– Pelvic pain

– Muscle tightness & myofascial issues

Dry Needling Fremantle

who performs the
dry needling fremantle?

Dr. Kimberly Mc Cartney (Chiropractor) is our Dry Needling Fremantle therapist. 

She has a wide range of experience in treating patients with Dry Needling techniques.

She practices out of our O’Connor (Fremantle) location:

Monday 3pm – 7pm

Wednesday 9am – 7pm

Thursday 9am – 12pm

Saturday 9am – 12pm

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