Dry Needling Vs Manual Therapy


Dry Needling Vs Manual Therapy


Making the decision to use dry needling vs manual therapy for body pain generally comes down to what works best for your needs. With both modalities offering great benefits, let�s look at how the two can work synergistically together to promote greater health and wellbeing.

At Long Beach Osteo, we offer both therapies in our clinic with great success. Our qualified professionals are here to help you manage your pain in the best way possible, with the ultimate goal of living your life �pain free�.


What is Dry Needling & How Does it Benefit Different Pain Conditions?

Dry Needling is an innovative procedure used to specifically target sore, aching muscles, with a focus on improving tissue repair and function. Fine needles are inserted into the skin, with the aim of reducing muscle pain and spasms. When these trigger points are released, most patients feel an immediate sense of relief, reduced pain and a general sense of wellbeing. Improved mobility is often noticed within 24 hours after the initial treatment, with long term results achieved with weekly sessions over 3-4 weeks.

Dry Needling can be used effectively as a �stand alone� treatment or combined with other traditional methods such as deep tissue massage to treat a whole spectrum of muscular conditions.


At Long Beach Osteo, the most common pain concerns we treat with Dry Needling include: sciatic pain, neck and lower back pain, headaches and whiplash, fibromyalgia, tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome and sporting injuries. As no two patients are the same, the goal is to determine the exact status of your condition so the correct therapy is implemented during the session. We test for individual pain threshold, ability to recover from injury, and also take into account your preferred treatment method.  


Manual Therapy

Also known as soft tissue therapy, massage, joint articulations and energy work, Manual Therapy encompasses a wide range of holistic modalities to treat muscular pain. Many of our osteopathic treatments involve
manual techniques including soft tissue stretching and massage, combined with mobilisation and manipulation of the joints. Over the years, we have witnessed many positive outcomes in our patients including reduced muscle tension, less tendon pain and overall improvement of joint range and motion movements.

Manual Therapy has been scientifically proven to improve sporting performance, minimise stress, promote relaxation, increase blood circulation and improve muscle function. With a range of different techniques at our disposal, our osteo professionals can tailor each treatment individually � and may include recommendation of dry needling as part of the treatment, depending on your personal needs and pain presentation.


Wondering if dry needling or manual therapy is the best way to treat your pain? Our osteopaths will take a detailed history and examination to address your injury and underlying factors, and provide you with our professional recommendations. Once this is determined, our osteopaths can tailor a specific treatment that will support you on the road to recovery faster.

Established for over 17 years, Long Beach Osteo has built a solid reputation in our local area of Chelsea Heights. We service all surrounding suburbs including Aspendale, Carrum Downs, Mordialloc, Seaford, Patterson Lakes and Frankston. If you�re suffering from chronic back pain or dealing with a niggling sports injury, get in touch with our clinic today on (03) 9772 7591 to discuss your tailored treatment options.