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Looking for Dry Needling Treatment in East Fremantle or Booragoon?

Dry Needling is fast becoming a popular treatment option for management of musculoskeletal injuries… and with good reason! 

Once evolved from traditional acupuncture it has now become a staple in physiotherapy management. The treatment involves in the insertion of a sterile, single-use, ultrafine filament needle which is inserted directly into muscular trigger points. When the needle is inserted into the centre of the myofascial trigger point, it triggers a local twitch response. The needle stimulates the body to provide the muscle with fresh oxygen and nutrients, and to flush away acidic chemicals. This helps to release taut bands of muscle and fascia, thereby alleviating your pain.

It can also relieve pain by stimulating neurotransmitter and endorphin release, which acts as a natural ‘pain reliever.’ Dry Needling can increase the range of movement around joints, and improves circulation to the given area, resulting in a greater healing response.

Dry Needling can be effective in targeting trigger points that are deep within the muscles. These trigger points can often be very difficult to reach with traditional massage and deep tissue release. This can be a successful alternative for reaching these chronic trigger points that simply aren’t letting go with other treatment.

Move Physiotherapy offers Dry Needling treatment in our Booragoon and East Fremantle clinic. 

Our Booragoon Clinic is located in the Gateway Centre in the Westfield Booragoon complex. This brand new clinic is equipped with state of art treatment rooms, a fully equipped rehabilitation gymnasium in a central and convenient location. Our second East Fremantle clinic is based inside the Fremantle Rowing Club. This satellite clinic has a beautiful waterfront location with newly constructed rooms, and a complete gymnasium that is shared with members of the Fremantle Rowing Club. This clinic comes fully equipped with change rooms and showers. 

Why you should choose us:

  • Discounted Standard and Extended Initial Appointments – Get a Good Understanding of Your Pain!
  • Longer 30 minute followup consultations.
  • Experienced Physiotherapy and Remedial Massage team.
  • Understand the root cause of your aches and pains.
  • Targeted rehabilitation of your injuries utilising our fully equipped gym setting. 
  • Bulk Billing for DVA Patients (White and Gold Card).
  • Bulk Billing for EPC Claims.  

To book your appointment at Move Physiotherapy, you can call us at the clinic on 08 6113 8062, or follow this link to book online.


Is Dry Needling Painful?

The short answer… it depends! There is very minimal pain with the needle actually being inserted. These needles are actually about 1/5th of the size of your usual hospital needles.

The practitioner can then choose to either perform a less painful superficial dry needling treatment. This is appropriate if you are new to Dry Needling treatment or if you are experiencing acute pain.

However, for the Dry Needling veterans out there… we can perform a threading technique and hunt for local twitch responses. These twitches can be uncomfortable. It often leaves an effect that is similar to receiving a deep tissue treatment.

Is Dry Needling Safe?

Dry needling is an invasive procedure. By this, we mean that there is a needle being inserted into the skin by the practitioner. As such there are some risks involved.

However, each needle is individually packaged and single use only. This means that there is minimal risk of transmitted infections this way.

Dry Needling performed to the Thoracic Spine area does have a small risk of a pneumothorax if not performed correctly. It is for this reason that we always recommend you receive treatment from a fully trained health practitioner. 

Who Can Do Dry Needling?

Dry Needling is actually a very minimally regulated service, meaning people can offer this service with only little training.

However it is only recommended that you seek this service from health professionals with a deep understanding of the musculoskeletal system such as physiotherapists, chiropractors and highly trained massage therapists. Do your research on your practitioner before commencing treatment.  

How Many Sessions Do I Need?

Dry Needling is an effective tool for reducing muscle trigger points. These trigger points can often be resolved within 2-3 treatments.

If your pain is continuing after your treatment, we need to direct our treatment towards preventing this trigger points from recurring. Appropriate exercise rehabilitation may be required.

What Are The Benefits of Dry Needling?

Dry Needling can help to relieve pain and reduce muscle tightness by:

  • Increasing blood flow to the area. This provides the tissues with increased oxygen and flushes out acidic chemicals.
  • Stimulates the release of neurotransmitters and endorphins. These act as your natural ‘pain reliever’.
  • Eliminating knots and trigger points in the muscle belly.
  • Decreasing pain through the mechanisms mentioned above, and by restoring normal muscle length and tension.
  • Improved joint range of movement.
  • Dry Needling is effective at treating and working on knots that are unable to be released with standard massage and deep tissue treatments.


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