Dry Needling Treatment

Dry needling is a technique commonly used by physiotherapists to relieve muscle tension and pain. It involves insertion of an acupuncture needle into a myofascial trigger point in a muscle which releases endorphins and increases local blood flow to the area. Dry needling can also be used to stimulate the body’s immune system to improve tissue healing. Dry needling can be used to treat a variety of conditions including myofascial pain syndrome, neuropathic pain and chronic pain syndromes. Side effects of dry needling:Dry needling is generally very safe, however, as with any physiotherapy intervention, some mild side effects may occur. These include drowsiness, minor bleeding or bruising and residual pain around the needle site.If you would like more information or are wondering if dry needling may be of benefit to you, ask your physiotherapist during your consult.

Chronic Pain Managment: Our PEAK Program

Introducing NorthHab's PEAK Program In 2016 NorthHab Physio & Fitness launched the Pain Education, Awareness and Knowledge (PEAK) Program. The program is tailored to people with chronic disease and chronic pain, and equips participants with invaluable knowledge and practical ways to better manage their pain and improve their quallity of life. What's involved? Before assigning you to an appropriate PEAK Program group, a one-on-one physiotherapy assessment will firstly be provided to discuss your individual needs and goals. Sessions are comprised of a 45-minute interactive education session, followed by a 45-minute exercise session at our onsite gym. We currently run three PEAK Programs which include our Type II Diabetes management, osteoarthritis and lower back pain groups. After attending a PEAK Program session, patients will be given a six-week exercise program to complete independently at home and will be advised to return for a follow up individual physiotherapy appointment at the end of the six weeks. How do I get involved? The PEAK program is designed for patients who are under a care plan or GPMP from their GP, however, everyone is welcome to attend. If you are interested, or not quite sure if the program is for you, give us a call to speak to our friendly staff or discuss it with your physiotherapist at your next appointment.

Aches and Pains

NorthHab can help you deal with recurring aches and pains, such as neck pain, back pain, shoulder pain, knee pain and ankle pain. For more information, click here.

Exercise Physiology

Many of the issues our physiotherapists address can also be managed through exercise physiology services. You may hear your physiotherapist reccommend these services rather often! Services such as hydroptherapy, personalised exercise classes and one-on-one consultations, diabetes management and more can be instrumental to your recovery and physical health. To read more about these, click here.



Physiotherapy is a profession within the health care industry that is primarily focused on restoring, maintaining and maximising the potential for human movement. If you are experiencing pain from a sports injury, neck pain, back pain, arthritis, any form of muscle or joint pain, physiotherapy can help relieve your pain and get you moving again.

Physiotherapists are trained to assess the underlying cause of your pain and provide effective, drug free treatments using a variety of modalities including joint mobilisations, manipulations, massage and stretches. Electrotherapy modalities such as ultrasound, TENS, interferential and laser are also frequently used to provide pain relief and promote healing. Ice, heat and acupuncture are often used in conjunction with other modalities to optimise the effectiveness of your treatment. Many treatment plans are inclusive of postural re-education and exercise for rehabilitation, strengthening and maintenance.

Physiotherapists can be found working in private practice, GP surgeries, hospitals, sports injury clinics, schools and gyms. Their patient base is wide and varied from infants to the elderly, post operative to neurological rehabilitation, pregnancies to the management of arthritis. In fact, any aches and pains that interfere with daily living.

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