1046 Howitt Street Wendouree
03 5335 3200

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.

Small Group and GLA:D Class Sizes

As of 3rd November 2020 The Lake Health Group gym will be open to accommodate GLA:D and Exercise/Pilates classes. Class sizes have been increased to 4 participants.

This is in line with Victorian Government requirements relating to COVID19  restrictions in regional Victoria.

To make a booking please contact reception on 53353200


If you are showing flu like symptoms including:

Sore throat



Shortness of breath

OR have travelled overseas and/or been in close contact with someone who is a confirmed coronavirus case within the last two weeks.

Please do not come into the clinic and call 5335 3200 to cancel your appointment.

This is extremely important for the health of all clients and staff.

We thank you for your patience at this time.

Updated 4th  November 2020