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Dry Needling

Allied Health Care for the Ballarat Region

Dry needling is a specialised technique involving the use of fine filament acupuncture-type needles. These fine needles are very carefully and expertly inserted into muscle and other tissue requiring treatment. It differs from both injection needling, where something is injected via a syringe, and acupuncture, which is based on Chinese Eastern Medicine.

The aim of dry needling is to de-activate focal tight knots, or “trigger points” in dysfunctional muscle, and as a result, restore normal tone and function to that muscle. Normally after a couple of days, the patient should feel a reduction in pain, and subsequently an improvement in function.


Skilful assessment and application of dry needling can be a very powerful way to eliminate pain of muscular, and neuromuscular origin. Our physiotherapists who perform this technique, have all attended specialised formal training and can determine whether Dry Needling can help you.

Should you wish to consider dry needling our reception staff will ensure you are booked with a therapist experienced in the technique.

Closure of Group Exercise Programs

Please note that Lake Health Group are going to immediately cease group classes and only have 2 members access the gym at any one time using their membership.

As coronavirus is serious and Victoria is in a state of emergency it is in our best interests to look after our clients and we feel 2 clients in a room allows enough safe distance (1.5 metres)

This guideline regarding gym usage is reviewed daily based on government recommendations. We request you book your appointment with administration with only 2 spots available at any given time to undertake your independent program in the gym.

For people in group classes who cannot access the programs, please arrange a one on one appointment with Jamie or Josh so that a home program can continue in the interim until group classes at Lake Health Group resume.

Closure of groups will be at least one month at this stage, but we will update you via our clinic, social media and website.

We thank you for your patience at this time.

Updated 16th March 2020