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Dry Needling

Dry Needling is scientifically proven to create immediate change at a cellular level. Heal faster and perform better with the help of MGS’ physiotherapists across Sydney’s Northern Beaches.

Dry needling releases pain, relaxes tight muscles and reduces swelling. If you want to speed up injury recovery or experience pain-free movement; dry needling is your solution.

Dry Needling Sydney

Dry Needling

What is it?

Relief for chronic pain

Help work out the knots that your masseuse can’t reach. Finally feel free to move without niggling tightness or pain.

Sports injury recovery

Do you rely on your body for athletic performance? Dry needling can be that vital reset button for overworked muscles to help you show up at your best.

Office worker aches and pains

Counteract the damage and pain felt from hunching over a computer all day. Instantly increase blood flow and movement in your shoulders, neck and back.

Posture correction and improvement

Dry needling makes a radical difference to poor posture and alignment by improving musculoskeletal function and mobility.

Serious injury prevention

Fix your low-level muscular aches and pains before they become a real problem. As the old adage goes: prevention is better than cure.

We use dry needling to focus on stimulating specific trigger points in order to restore normal muscle function. Twitch responses to the needle insertion represent the initiation of a healing process which helps correct chemical imbalance, alters local circulation and changes neural pathways. The result? Muscle tension melts away and normal function returns.


Whatever your muscular ache, pain or complaint; dry needling can help. By targeting trigger points, this method reduces inflammation, releases tension and relieves pressure in the muscles.

Pain relief can be felt immediately but the benefits are also long-term in both a prevention and recovery capacity. This technique also helps to switch on muscles that are having difficulty firing correctly.


Dry needling involves introducing very fine, solid filament needles into the skin. The needles have been proven to create an immediate change in local circulation. This process kickstarts the healing chemicals which help reduce inflammation, relax an over-tightened muscle or, conversely, activate a weaker muscle.


Pain relief is often immediately felt, and in many cases you should also see an increase in both range of movement and muscular activation (or performance) within the first 24 hours. This technique is powerful and capable of creating a long-lasting positive effect in as little as 2-3 treatment sessions.

Post treatment

You may experience some soreness on the day of treatment, but this can easily be remedied by applying ice for 20 minutes or so. We ensure that you walk away with a whole host of tips, tricks and recommended home exercises, so you can confidently take healing into your own hands. Later, when you feel ready, practices such as yoga, Pilates or mild strength training can also aid your recovery.

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Mona Vale

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North Curl Curl

Manly. Mona Vale. North Curl Curl.

We pride ourselves on our attentive service as well as the warm, friendly atmosphere that we’ve come to be known for. We want you to feel relaxed and comfortable in the clinic but also confident that you’ll be in and out on time, with the results you need.

Our approach is anchored in trust, care and open communication. We’re here to help facilitate and accelerate your unique body’s healing process – whatever that means for you and your body.

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Early appointments available

We want to make it easier for you to prioritise your health. That’s why we offer flexible, early morning appointments that fit into your busy schedule.

Treating the cause, and the symptoms

Treating the symptoms will only mask the underlying cause. We work consultatively with you, and experiment until we unearth the real root of your issue.

We hear you

One of the reasons we proudly hold so many lasting client relationships is our dedication to actively listening to people’s problems, feelings and intentions.

New patients might ask us…

Can I book over the phone?

Yes! You can call find the clinic phone numbers at the very top of the page on a desktop, or in the side menu on a mobile.

You will find our Receptionists very friendly and helpful. They will find a time that suits you and make sure you know where to park, how to get there and where we are.

Do I need a doctor to refer me to you first?

You do not need a referral from a doctor to see a physiotherapist however if you do have one please bring it along. We like to communicate with your doctor and any other practitioners involved in your care.

Will you remind me that I have an appointment with you?

Yes! You will have your appointment confirmed a day or so before by text, email or telephone call – whichever you prefer.

How long will my appointment be?

Appointments are scheduled a minimum of 30 minutes apart. We find that in the majority of cases that this is the most appropriate amount of time. In more complex conditions or for multiple injuries longer appointments can be arranged.

Do I need to bring anything with me?

Yes please! Any investigations or scans relating to the condition will help us understand your presentation better. Even if you just have the reports from scans they will be very helpful. Likewise any notes from other Therapists or doctors would be great. If you don’t have anything then don’t worry just bring yourself.

If you have problems related to walking or sport then please bring your runners or boots in for use to look at.

If you have a WorkCover claim or were injured at work then please bring your claim number. If you do not have a claim number but intend to get one please advise our receptionist when you arrive.

I'm running late!

Our aim is that everyone receives the attention they require and while achieving this we attempt to utilise all of our available time.  If you are running late please call ahead and our Receptionist will check with your physio to see if it is possible to still see you.  There may not be enough time to attend to your needs effectively.  If we rush you through your treatment it is at best not helpful to you and at worst unsafe.  We can simply reschedule your appointment for a later time.

Contact our friendly staff to get you moving at peak performance

MGS Manly


Phone 02 9976 2666
Fax 02 9976 2675


1 Whistler Street
Manly NSW 2095


Mon – Fri, 7am – 7pm
Sat, 8am – 1pm

MGS Mona Vale


Phone 02 9979 6978
Fax 02 9979 2161


Shop 2, Peninsula Plaza,
20 Bungan Street
Mona Vale NSW 2103


Mon – Fri, 7am – 7pm
Sat, 8am – 1pm

MGS North Curl Curl


Phone 02 9905 3500
Fax 02 9905 3501


53 Griffin Road
North Curl Curl NSW 2099


Mon – Fri, 7am – 7pm
Sat, 8am – 12pm

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