Dry Needling

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Aid in lower limb musculoskeletal conditions

Dry needling is a technique we utilise to aid in lower limb musculoskeletal conditions by addressing tightness and restrictions. It involves the use of sterile, single-use, fine filament needles to release tight muscles with the goal of reducing muscle pain and dysfunction.

The needles are inserted into the myofascial trigger points of muscles, which aids in their deactivation and desensitisation by achieving a local twitch response. This in turn stimulates tissue healing by increasing blood flow and reduces the biomechanical stress of the muscle treated. With the restoration of a muscle’s natural ability to lengthen and shorten by releasing myofascial trigger points, the muscle can increase in range of motion, strength, and functionality.

Dry needling is effective for:

  • Tight calves (main cause of Achilles tendinopathy, Sever’s disease)
  • Sore arches (tibialis posterior tendinopathy, plantar fasciitis)
  • Tight hamstrings and quadriceps
  • Sore shins (shin splints or medial tibial stress syndrome)

Enhance and optimise your recovery

We commonly use dry needling in the calves and feet – and generally anywhere in the legs that can enhance and optimise your recovery.

We recommend avoiding strenuous or high impact activities immediately after dry needling, to allow the body time to recover, and to maximise the benefits of the treatment.