Please note: Leonie Mills Physio will be closed until further notice from Wednesday 14th February 2024. Please consider this when booking a new appointment. For more information, please call Leonie on 9143 1510.

Dry needling can help with pain relief and muscle stiffness, as well as relaxing muscle spasms and knots to improve flexibility and reduce inflammation.


Dry Needling Services

Dry needling involves the use of thin filament needles to cause a muscular response, promoting blood flow and healing within a tissue. The needles used are the same as ‘acupuncture’ needles with a Western theory behind the treatment.


An Alternative Technique

Dry needling is an alternative or adjunct treatment to other manual therapy techniques such as massage.

It allows for penetration of the deeper muscles and clients will sometimes get a muscle ‘twitch’ response.


What can Leonie Mills Physio do for me?

We are trained to dry needle through peripheral muscles i.e. those of the upper and lower limbs.

If you are interested in dry needling, give us a call on 9143 1510 or book an Initial Musculoskeletal Assessment online.

Why Choose Leonie Mills Physio?

Our founder, Leonie, is the only full time, post graduate qualified pelvic health physio in Karratha.
We tailor the support to you.
You’ll feel like you’ll know us!
We provide a holistic approach to your health.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I go to the gym after Dry Needling?

You can, however, some people will have some muscular tenderness after treatment, so it is recommended to leave training for that particular area until at least the next day.

Is Dry Needling covered under Private Health?

Yes. It is covered under Physiotherapy codes 500 (Initial Assessment) or 505 (Follow Up Appointment).

Our Services

Our team at Leonie Mills Physio in Karratha provides a unique, holistic, evidence-based approach to General Physiotherapy, Women’s Health and Paediatrics. 

General Physio

As a local physiotherapy business, we understand the value and importance of good quality, evidence-based, local health care services.  We work closely with GPs and other health professionals in Karratha, the Pilbara and Perth. Learn More

Women's Health

Our purpose is to empower women to support themselves. We understand that continence and pelvic health issues are sensitive topics and for many, they can be difficult to talk about and we are here to show understanding and empathy at all times. Learn More


We provide support for families regarding their baby's and child's physical development. This includes support to meet gross motor milestones, as well as orthopaedic issues such as plagiocephaly, talipes, bowed legs and development hip dysplasia. Learn More