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.

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