Dry Needling is available at both our Gold Coast Physiotherapy clinics – Burleigh Heads & Broadbeach

Dry needling is another technique used by our physiotherapists. This technique involves the use of acupuncture needles to stimulate trigger points in the muscle and connective tissue. A trigger point is an area of the muscle which is ‘knotted’ and tends to be quite painful and can refer pain to other surrounding areas. Dry needling of a trigger point will elicit a twitch response, which is an involuntary reflex that causes the tight muscle fibres to contract. This contraction is followed by the muscle relaxing, which decreases pain and allows for better movement of the affected area.

Conditions Dry Needling can help with

  • Headaches
  • Jaw pain
  • Tendon and muscle pain
  • Muscle tightness
  • Nerve pain by relaxing the muscles around the nerve

What to Expect

Your physio or podiatrist will ask for your permission before needling. Please tell them if you are on any blood-thinning medication or have any allergies. They will have asked your medical history on your initial visit to check for any underlying conditions.

The muscle may ache during and/or after needling. It may twitch during needling.

Our Dry Needling Gurus

Ceridwen Way

Director & Principal Physiotherapist

Katrina King

Senior Physiotherapist

Luke Skillington


Adeline Green


Our Response to Covid-19

This page is up to date to our best knowledge, however, this is a rapidly evolving situation so we apologise for any potential delay in updating this information.

We want to reassure all our patients that we are following stringent infection control procedures in our clinic, and screen all people coming into the clinic, to exclude any patients that have any signs or symptoms consistent with Covid-19, as well as screening any patients that should be in isolation ie recently returned from overseas, or have been advised to isolate due to recent exposure with a known Covid-19 patient.

All our staff have now completed the Department of Health Covid-19 Infection Control Training.

What are we doing to minimise risk?

  • Screening patients for risk factors over the phone or through text messages before they attend appointments. Those with risk factors or symptoms are advised not to attend & to seek medical advice.
  • Hand sanitiser station at the front of the building must be used before you enter.
  • Following stringent infection control measures within the clinic. This includes
    • Disinfecting all beds, door handles, EFTPOS machine before and after each patient use.
    • Linen changed between each patient and commonly touched surfaces through the practice are cleaned regularly throughout the day.
    • Minimising the distances between clients in the waiting room- some chairs are outside undercover.
  • We have advised our team members not to come to work if they have cold or flu-like symptoms.
  • We are following all Department of Health recommendations for our type of business.

On the 30th March 2020 – the Australian government issued a statement that “People aged over 70, aged over 60 with pre-existing conditions, or Indigenous people aged over 50 should stay home wherever possible for their own protection.”

The decision to come in for physiotherapy treatment really is an individual one – if you feel that your treatment is medically necessary, and are comfortable with the risks of leaving your home and coming to physiotherapy, then rest assured that when you attend our physiotherapy clinic, we are following our strict infection control processes and doing everything we can to minimise your risk whilst in our care. However, we completely understand if you are not comfortable with coming in for treatment.

TELEHealth Consultations

We are offering telehealth consults and home visits (where suitable) for patients who cannot attend our clinic.

Read more about TELEhealth Consultations here.

Staying Healthy

  • Wash your hands often (and for 20 seconds) with soap and water
  • Cough into your elbow or use a tissue to cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze
  • Social distancing practices – Avoiding close contact with others, such as touching, including shaking hands
  • Limit contact with people who are sick, and stay home if you are sick and encourage employees to stay home when sick
  • Get 7-8 hours’ sleep a night to help your immune system stay strong
Please stay safe and take care of each other!

We are monitoring the situation very closely and will make adjustments to our business as we are further informed. Our priority is the health & well being of our patients and our staff. Thanks for your understanding.

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