Dry needling involves the use of a solid filament needle to stimulate a twitch response to release muscle tension and pain. The needles are inserted into a myofascial trigger point to deactivate and resolve them allowing your muscular pain to disappear.


What is a myofascial trigger point? 

A myofascial trigger point is a small muscle fibre contraction knot that is related to the production and maintenance of the pain cycle. It is usually painful to touch and may refer to pain elsewhere.

Benefits of dry needling

Dry needling by our Bellarine Peninsula therapists helps to treat the limitations and restrictions that are found during a patient’s physical assessment. For most conditions, dry needling has little to no post-treatment side effects with equal or better therapeutic effect than other manual therapies.

Dry needling can be used to treat:

  • Neck pain – wry neck, headaches or migraines
  • Muscular tightness – neck / lower back problems 
  • Sport Injuries
  • Tennis/Golfers Elbow
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Hamstring/Calf Strains

Visit our Ocean Grove or Leopold therapists for a dry needling appointment today to release your muscle tension and pain. Call 5225 5040 (Ocean Grove clinic) or 4202 0446 (Leopold clinic) or book your dry needling appointment with Ocean Grove & Leopold Osteopathy and Sports Health online.




Ocean Grove & Leopold Osteopathy and Sports Health services include: Osteopathy | Remedial Massage | Relaxation Massage | Myofascial Cupping | Dry Needling | Naturopathy


Phone: 5255 5040