Dry Needling

What is dry needling?

Dry needling is a technique used for the treatment of pain and movement problems by inserting a needle through the skin into affected muscle areas without using medication or injection methods. This therapy is also known as trigger point dry needling or intramuscular manual therapy. Dry needling targets trigger points, which are often sensitive to the touch and may lead to pain in other parts of the body when touched.

A thin filiform needle is used to penetrate the skin and stimulate trigger points, enabling therapists to treat tissues that cannot be targeted via manual techniques. Dry needling enhances pain control for a wide range of chronic pain conditions, relieves muscle tensions and helps accelerate rehabilitation in conjunction with other pain treatment therapies.

Who needs dry needling?

Dry needling can provide relief for people who have chronic pain, multiple sclerosis or fibromyalgia. Patients with trigger point pain can also benefit greatly from dry needling as this technique effectively soothes aches that are caused by knots in the muscles and connective tissue. Dry needling is typically employed as part of a wider paint treatment plan.

How does dry needling work?

Dry needling is an evidence-based Western treatment that is performed by a trained professional. Dry needling can deliver results after a single session, although follow up sessions are required for more severe injuries and pain conditions. At Pivotal Health & Wellness, the therapist will always wear appropriate personal protective equipment and use sterile needles which are disposed of after use to ensure hygiene and safety.

The dry needling therapist will insert sterile needles under the skin at trigger pain points, and the affected muscle will slightly twitch in response to the stimulus. This spinal reflex helps break the pain cycle, offering deep relief from pain and compromised mobility. Inserting the needle is rarely painful, although some patients may experience slight discomfort. Some patients may also experience mild soreness and slight bruising after a dry needling session, which should go away on its own within a couple of days.

Price list

Initial consultation (60 Minutes)

  • -Medical history & movement assessment $125
  • -Hands on treatment
  • -Treatment plan and exercises

We will discuss your current and previous injuries, conditions and pain. Outline what can be expected during and after a myotherapy session. Together we will form a treatment plan that best suits your needs.


Standard consultation (45 Minutes)

  • -Reassessment of condition and progression $85
  • -Hands on treatment
  • -Treatment plan discussion

The ideal follow-up appointment length.


Short consultation (30 Minutes)

  • -Follow-up reassessment of condition and progression $73
  • -Hands on treatment of one area/ condition
  • -Treatment plan discussion

A short treatment ideal after having had recent previous treatments.


Extended consultation (60 Minutes)*

  • -Assessment of condition and movement $110
  • -Hands on treatment of multiple areas/conditions
  • -Treatment plan discussion

Perfect for your monthly tune-up or maintenance treatment if you have previously visited the clinic.

*Required for a full body massage.

*Hicaps facility is available for Myotherapy & Remedial massage depending on your private health cover.