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Dry Needling

This treatment involves the insertion of very thin hair like needles into specific areas of the body. These areas of the body can be conventional points, muscular trigger and motor points, and into specific superficial nerve zones on the body that are called dermatomes.
Once the needle enters the skin, it can stimulate the local nerve endings and/or muscle fibres in this region, stimulating a healing response. Both of these procedures have been shown to increase blood supply, balance stress hormones, moderate local inflammatory pathways, release contracted muscles and stimulate parts of the brain that influence other areas of the body.
This treatment is used to relieve tightness and pain in muscles and promote healing. Through inserting a needle directly into a knot or pressure point, dry needling can often release tension in the surrounding muscle. Used in accompaniment with a physiotherapy treatment, it involves the insertion of a needle into soft tissues with the aim of decreasing myofascial tension and improving musculoskeletal function.
Dry needling is incredibly helpful when treating a large area of muscle tension. In addition, patients who are sensitive to touch, when in acute pain, often find dry needling extremely effective as their tightness can be released with minimal hands-on therapy.

Medwest Health Care is proudly one of Australia’s leading Allied Health Care and Medical specialists, providing a wide range of allied health services including physiotherapy, podiatry, dietary, occupational therapy, speech pathology and also alternative health services such as fire cupping, acupuncture, reiki and candling.

Backed by decades of combined experience, we employ the expertise of some of Australia’s foremost practitioners of all allied health services. We ensure that each of our patients, regardless of their given situations, are seen to with the utmost care and attention, at our clinics, Homes, Schools and in the facilities we accommodate.

At Medwest, we provide free services to clients of NATIONAL DISABILITY INSURANCE SCHEME, ENHANCED PRIMARY CARE PLAN and DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS' AFFAIRS. If you have a family member who is included under the NDIS or DVA scheme, they will be able to receive all Allied Health services for free. We also provide discounted services to clients who have a PRIVATE HEALTH INSURANCE and PENSIONERS. (Conditions Apply)

Women’s health physiotherapy helps treat women’s health issues such as incontinence, pelvic/ vaginal pain, prenatal and postpartum musculoskeletal pain, osteoporosis, rehabilitation following breast surgery, lymphedema, education prevention, wellness and exercise and so much more.

Women’s health physiotherapists can tailor an exercise plan to help you improve a variety of symptoms caused by women’s health concerns. For example, bone density naturally decreases during menopause. So, a physiotherapist can help you strengthen your bones and improve your bone health through exercise.

Additionally, strengthening your pelvic floor, especially during and after pregnancy, is a huge component of women’s health physiotherapy. Pregnancy and childbirth obviously put a lot of stress on your pelvic floor and it’s essential to strengthen this area as much as possible. It’ll not only help you during childbirth but also can help prevent incontinence, prolapse and other pelvic floor related issues.

Backed by decades of experience in skin care and cosmetic services, we employ the expertise of some of Australia’s foremost practitioners. We ensure that each of our patients, regardless of their given situations, are getting the utmost care and attention.