While some osteopaths exclusively use hands on, or manual therapy techniques with their patients, our osteopaths also use a variety of dry needling techniques. Some of these techniques include Integrated Myofascial Dry Needling.
Needling in osteopathic practice refers to the insertion of a solid needle into a site or multiple sites on the body for a therapeutic purpose. After assessing your individual condition our osteopaths may discuss dry needling as part of your treatment plan.
A wide range of health professionals including osteopaths, physiotherapists, chiropractors, acupuncturists, medical practitioners and others undertake needling practices.
Caitlin has trained in Integrated Myofascial Dry Needling and obtained qualifications for practicing this form of treatment.
Patients who receive dry needling from an osteopath may experience:
- Reduced muscle pain and reduced muscular tension.
- Improved ease of movement.
- Improved blood circulation in sites on the body treated with needling.
What can I expect in a Treatment?
Patients who receive needling during a treatment can expect:
- A physical assessment and health history to be taken.
- Formulation of a diagnosis and discussion of a proposed treatment plan.
- To receive advice and information about alternative treatment options available.
- Advice and information on the risks and benefits of needling before treatment is commenced.
- To be informed of other treatments that may assist in combination with needling.
- Compliance with infection control standards (including skin preparation and sterilisation if required; single use needles; safe handling and safe disposal of any used needles).
- Information about what to expect after treatment and any symptoms or circumstances where you should contact the osteopath.