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.

5 Day Lockdown

As per our most recent lockdown, allied health services (Physiotherapy and Podiatry) are deemed essential and as such the clinic will be open for essential clinical care.

There will be no clinical pilates, GLAD, exercise therapy, myotherapy or massage during this lockdown. We will seek to re-schedule any existing appointments.

What does this mean for you?
- If you have a Physio or Podiatry appointment in the next 5 days, your therapist will work with you to determine if the appointment would fall into the defined essential category.
- You ARE ALLOWED to travel more than 5km for medical appointments, please use your text message reminder as proof if required.

We welcome all clients except those who have visited the listed COVID exposure sites as per the current government legislation and COVID safe requirements.

If you have any queries or concerns please contact our friendly administration team on 5335 3200.