Dry Needling

Dry Needling in or around Melbourne to release muscles and relieve pain.

Our Podiatrists have done extra training in Dry Needling which is a treatment modality that can be used in conjunction with other treatment options for a range of different musculoskeletal conditions.

The object of Dry Needling is to release taught or tight bands in the muscle called trigger points that may be causing local or referred pain. This in turn allows the muscles to relax, improve function, reduce pain & decrease risk of musculoskeletal injury.

This process is generally non-painful as the needles are very thin, a patient may feel a dull aching sensation as the tight bands of muscle contract at the needle site and then release. The needles are left in situ for 5-10 minutes and is performed in an initial or review consult.

Conditions we treat:

Achilles Tendinopathy
Peroneal Tendinopathy
Tibialis Anterior Tendinopathy
Plantar Fasciitis

FAQ's

What is involved in an initial appointment?
What should I bring?
Do I need a referral?
Do you accept all health funds?
Is there a cancellation policy?
What is involved in an initial appointment?

Your podiatry appointment with consist of:
Listening – We listen to understand you, what activities you enjoy, how you problem presented and how it affects you.
Accurate diagnosis – We may need to refer you for diagnostic imaging such as MRI, X-Ray, ultrasound or pathology.
Assessing & addressing the causative factors – We settle your pain & address the reason why it presented.
This allows us to develop a personalised management plan, where we can determine your goals diagnosis, timeframe & management.
We are here to help guide you along the way!

What should I bring?

Footwear – Runners, work, casual, everyday shoes. They all help us, help you.
Orthotic devices – If have or have previously worn orthosis please bring them to the appointment.
Previous Results – If you have had imaging/results, please bring them with youl.
Referral – A referral is not required to see a podiatrist. Though if you have one, please bring it along.
Clothing – We will be getting you do some walking/running as part of your assessment. Dress appropriately if possible.
Medicare card, Insurance card – Where applicable, we can process your rebates at the clinic.

Do I need a referral?

For private podiatry clients. no referral is required so you can book in straight away. If you have a workcover injury, DVA, Medicare EPC or 3rd party insurance claim then a referral is required.

Do you accept all health funds?

We have HICAPS facilities at all our clinic locations, this allows  us to be able to claim all private health insurances on the spot. Please remember to bring your card with you.

Is there a cancellation policy?

We understand that life gets hectic and doesn’t always go to plan! Our therapists are in demand though so if you are unable to make your appointment then someone else misses out too. Should you need to reschedule or cancel your appointment, please inform us at least 6  hours prior as per our late notice fee policy.

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