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Physiotherapy involves many different types of therapy treatments. We chose the therapy type depending on the injury. The treatments can vary from manipulation, stretching, soft tissue techniques, remedial massage, dry needling, and muscles activation, just to name a few.

In the clinical setting, we often achieve excellent results when dry needling is a part of the treatment plan. Clinical studies support the use of dry needling in the management of tendinopathy. Dry needling has been shown to positively influence tendon healing by increasing blood flow via local vasodilation and collagen proliferation. Studies have shown that dry needling into injured tissue, when compared with conventional wound dressings – found significantly greater basic fibroblastic growth factor and accelerated tissue healing rates.

We understand dry needling is not for everyone, for this reason we will always consult with our patient and discuss the benefits of dry needling treatments. We will also understand if you decide not to process with the dry needling treatment.

Many of our patients have experienced fantastic results from dry needling when other treatments have not worked.

The following injuries/ailments can be treated with Dry Needling

Just like injuries can vary greatly across your body, the treatments for each injury can also vary greatly. Dry Needling is one of treatment solutions which has produced fantastic results for many different injuries.

Neck Pain

Some common causes of neck pain include muscle pain, osteoarthritis, joint stiffness, disc injuries, postural syndromes, cervicogenic headache and wry neck.

Hip Pain

Hip bursitis, gluteal tendinopathy, groin pain, osteitis pubis, tendon tears of the hip, hip arthritis. Hip pain is often referred pain from the lower back. Rehabilitation following total hip replacement.

Jaw Pain/Temporomandibular Joint Pain

Often difficult to identify, most of our presentations of temporomandibular joint pain are referred by local dentists. There can be complex interactions with jaw pain, headache and neck pain. We have specific training that enables us to differentiate issues originating from these different areas, and treat jaw pain / temporomandibular joint pain.

Back Pain

Low back pain and thoracic back pain are a common presentation at Blue Sky Physiotherapy. It can be disabling and cause significant disruption to people’s lives. Referred pain, leg pain and ‘sciatica’ can all be associated with low back pain. Extensive training and clinical experience means our therapists are well placed to help you with back pain.

Elbow Pain

Lateral epicondylalgia, commonly known as tennis elbow & medial epicondylalgia, commonly known as golfer’s elbow. Tendinopathy and tendon tears. Overuse injuries. Muscle pain in the forearm.

Wrist and Hand Pain

The wrist and hand are very complex structures, involving many bones, joints, tendons and muscles. We can help you with post-fracture rehabilitation, wrist pain, De Quervain's tenosynovitis, injuries requiring diagnosis, overuse injuries, osteoarthritis, stiff joints and muscle pain in the forearm.

Pre & Post-Operative Care

We have strong working relationships with surgeons in the region, routinely providing pre and post-operative care for surgeries including total knee replacements, total hip replacements, spinal surgery, ACL reconstructions, shoulder rotator cuff repairs, total shoulder replacements and more.

Shoulder Pain

Common shoulder conditions we can help you with include rotator cuff tears/injury, bursitis, frozen shoulder, shoulder impingement, shoulder instability / laxity & shoulder rehabilitation following injury or dislocation. The shoulder is a complex joint, our advanced education and training in shoulder management leaves us well placed to care for your shoulders.

Muscle Pain/Myofascial Pain

Muscle pain, or myalgia, is quite common and can be felt anywhere there is muscle tissue on the body. Common causes of muscle pain include tension or stress, injury (sprains) or using a muscle too much (Overuse injury). Another cause may be fibromyalgia, a condition that causes tenderness in the muscles and surrounding soft tissue as well as sleep difficulties, fatigue or headaches.

Knee Pain

Knee arthritis, patellofemoral pain, patella tracking problems or patella instability, post-injury diagnosis and rehabilitation, anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury, medial ligament injury, patella tendinopathy, calf muscle injury, hamstring strain / tears, quadriceps contusions, Osgood-Schlatter Disease, meniscus injury. Rehabilitation following total knee replacement, arthroscopy or ACL reconstruction.

Foot and Ankle Pain

Plantar fasciitis, heel pain, Achilles tendinopathy, post-fracture rehabilitation, ankle sprain, tendon and ligament injuries of the ankle, overuse injuries, ankle instability. Injury of the syndemosis, anterior tibiofibular or deltoid ligaments.


Of the many headache types, we most commonly treat Cervicogenic Headache- headaches that originate from the neck region- with great success.

Nerve Pain / Pinched Nerve

Nerve pain is common and known to be one of the most painful conditions. Pins & needles, tinging, numbness and sharp, painful electrical sensations are all sign’s of nerve compression or trauma. The most well known true nerve pain condition is ‘sciatica‘ where people experience a pain travelling from the lower back down the thigh into the leg. We assess nerve integrity by checking your strength, reflexes and sensation. There are a range of strategies and treatments available to alleviate nerve pain.

No 'Out of Pocket' expenses

We provide treatment with no ‘out of pocket’ cost to individuals who have funding from these sources, and assist you through the application processes if ongoing physiotherapy is required. We provide return to work guidance, Certificates of Capacity, and work closely with the team involved in your care.

At Blue Sky Physiotherapy we love getting excellent results and putting smiles on faces.

Aubrey Francis

Founder & Principal Physiotherapist