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Dry Needling

Dry needling has been around for centuries. It is a form of treatment that uses a “dry” sterile needle, one without medication or injection, inserted through the skin into areas of overworked muscle, known as trigger points. Reducing the tightness in these trigger points often reduces pain and restores proper soft tissue function.

At this point we must stress that Dry Needling is different to Acupuncture. Dry needling attempts to release tension from knots and pressure points in muscles whereas acupuncture aims to release endorphins and aims to affect the nervous system.

Podiatrists at The Footcare Clinic can use dry needling in conjunction with other treatment modalities to encourage healthy muscles and connective tissue function.

Conditions we treat:

Calf Tightness & Cramping
Shin Splints
Plantar Fascial Pain
Hamstring Strains
Heel Pain
Muscle pain
Muscle stiffness & tightness

What to expect in your consult?

We know your time is valuable and true to our values of respecting everybody we strive to always run on time.

Prior to your appointment you will receive an email with a link to complete your client forms online. If you prefer to do it in person we would appreciate that you arrive 10 mins earlier to allow time for registration and to make things run smoothly.

On arrival, you’ll be welcomed with a smile! You’ll meet your podiatrist, who will listen to your history, work with you to perform a thorough assessment and begin treatment to get to the bottom of your concerns.

We’ll stay in touch by sending personal emails or SMS (not bulk spam), and also ask for feedback after your appointments so we can continue to improve our service to you.

FAQ's

What Can Podiatry Help With?
  • Nail problems (yes we even cut your toenails!)
  • Skin problems – corns and calluses
  • Sport and overuse injuries – shin splints, calf pain, ankle sprains
  • Diabetes foot assessments
  • Heel pain, arch pain, leg pain, ankle pain, knee pain
  • Ingrown toenails
  • Warts
  • Running injuries
  • Child and adolescent injuries
  • Gait and posture problems
Do I need a referral?

No, you do not need a referral to see a Podiatrist. The only time you’ll need a referral is if you qualify for the Medicare funded Chronic Management Care Plan or if you’re a War Veteran with a Gold Card.

Can I get to see a Podiatrist today?

Our Podiatrists are very popular so we can’t guarantee an appointment on the same day but we’ll do our best to make it happen if you contact us by phone.

How long is a consultation?

We allow 40 mins for all initial consultations. This extended time will allow our Podiatrists to meet you, assess you and give you a management plan and treatment. Our subsequent appointments are generally 20 mins in duration.

Can a Podiatrist organise my x-rays?

Yes, Podiatrists can refer for x-rays, ultrasounds and MRIs.

Do you accept all private health funds?

We accept all private health funds. With our HICAPS terminal, you’ll be able to claim on the spot!

Is Podiatry a bulk billing service?

No, however we are registered with Medicare who will contribute $52.95 towards your appointment fee if you have a GP referral under the Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) plan. You just pay the difference, that’s all. Your doctor (GP) can refer you for up to 5 sessions in a year for chronic conditions such as Diabetes.

How much does it cost to see a Podiatrist?

What can we help you with? Give us a call or chat with us here online and we’ll be happy to talk about the fees with you.

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