What Can Dry Needling Help With?
We generally use and recommend it for:
- Running injuries
- Muscle strains and tightness
- Calf pain and tightness
- Shin pain
- Achilles pain
- Foot pain
- Plantar fasciitis
- Knee pain
- Leg pain
- Optimising sports performance
However, trigger point therapy can be used to treat and manage a wide range of injuries and concerns.
How Does Trigger Point Dry Needling Therapy Work?
Dry needling has been around for a very long time and despite much research, is still not fully understood how it actually works. In fact, many improperly associate dry needling with Chinese medicine. It’s generally accepted that is works to release myofascial trigger points or ‘knots’ within a muscle. Sterile acupuncture needles are used directly in the affected muscles, working locally to release muscle tension and myofascial trigger points.
Sydney dry needling services may be used in a wide range of circumstances. Whether you’re dealing with myofascial pain, muscle pain, chronic pain or any other ongoing injury or discomfort, the insertion of the needle will encourage a twitch response in the muscle. Once the needle is inserted, the twitch response will provide relief and release. Needling dry allows for your podiatrist to effectively manage a wide range of concerns, with well-targeted trigger point therapy.
Before undergoing dry needling Sydney treatment, your podiatrist will conduct thorough assessments to understand and locate the most sensitive, tender and problem-causing trigger points. From here, the needles will be used to inactivate the trigger points and muscle tightness. When inserted into the taut muscle trigger points, the needle causes immediate relaxation of the muscle constriction, allowing relief of pain caused by muscle tension.
Do Pinnacle Offer General Podiatry Services?
Yes. While we specialise in trigger point therapy, sports podiatry and treating running-related injury, we also provide general podiatry services for all Sydney patients. Pinnacle offer personalised, comprehensive foot care to treat a wide range of lower limb problems. From ingrown toenail treatments to orthotic fittings, diabetic foot check-ups, biomechanical assessment, dry needling, exercise physiology and prolotherapy, Pinnacle cover all facets of sports and general podiatry in Sydney.
How Can I Benefit by Working with Pinnacle?
You may benefit from Pinnacle’s dry needling Sydney services or general podiatry services if you are suffering from lower limb injury, discomfort and pain. Our podiatry services can improve your mobility and independence through means of prevention and treatment of foot problems. Specialising in running-related injuries, Pinnacle’s breadth of service capability extends from sports podiatry to general podiatry. Not only will we provide effective pain relief, treatment and chronic injury management, but we also provide exceptional preventative practices to keep future problems at bay.
Are Pinnacle’s Podiatrists members of the Australian Podiatry Association?
Yes. All of our podiatrists at Pinnacle Sports Podiatry are active members of the Australian Podiatry Association, as well as Sports Medicine Australia and Sports & Exercise Podiatry Australia. At Pinnacle, we aim to provide comprehensive, effective and evidence-based podiatry treatment, in line with the Australian Podiatry Association and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). You can search for Podiatrists accreditation with AHPRA here.
Do I Need A Referral for Sydney Dry Needling?
No – patients do not need a referral to book in with Pinnacle Sports Podiatry. Podiatrists are primary allied health care providers; you can call or book in from our website for a consultation today.
A referral may only be required to qualify for the Chronic Disease Management (formerly Enhanced Primary Care or EPC) plan.
Pinnacle Sports Podiatry accept all major private health funds – just check with your health fund if you’re not sure if you’re covered for podiatry care.
Can You Advise on Footwear?
Yes. Our qualified and experienced podiatrists are very knowledgeable when it comes to footwear. We can advise you on the right footwear for running, physical activity, work and general day-to-day wear. During a footwear assessment, Pinnacle’s podiatrists can also advise on whether or not your feet would benefit from orthotics.