Dry Needling

DRY NEEDLING

Dry Needling

A technique of inserting fine filament needles into the muscle in the region of a “trigger point”. This stimulates the body’s own pain relief system, without using drugs.

Trigger Point Dry Needling is a medical treatment especially useful in the management of musculoskeletal problems. 

The Trigger Point (TP) is a small, often painful contraction of muscle fribrew that can develop due to abnormal muscle function, compensatory movements for pain and other problems (myofascial syndrome).

Effective TP treatment involves:

  • Treating the painful muscle contraction
  • Reducing abnormal stresses on the muscles
  • Restoring normal muscle function and 
  • Preventing further muscle compensation for pain

What Will Happen During My Dry Needling

To treat TPs, a very small needle will be inserted gently into the ‘knot” of muscle fibres. The first sensation you will feel is pressure from the plastic guide tube followed by a very small sting as the needle is tapped into the superficial skin layers.

Secondly, as the needle is gently pushed into the muscle knot, you will feel a deeper, spreading sensation. This is commonly followed by a strong muscle “twitch”. This is a good response that indicates the muscle has relaxed. Sometimes a T.E.N.S. unit may be incorporated into your treatment to electrically stimulate a weakened muscle.

TP Dry Needling is safe to be used in most people however, clients with Diabetes and circulation problems as well as those on anticoagulant medication and those undertaking cancer treatment need to be cautious of any treatments that break the skin. Your Podiatrist will discuss if TP Dry Needling is appropriate for you.

 

If you’d like to learn more about how we can help you with Dry Needling, please feel free to contact us on 08 7120 6063 or Book Online through our website. We look forward to seeing you at Leading Edge Podiatry (formerly Complete Podiatry Blackwood)!!

FAQ's

You don't usually need a referral from a doctor to see a podiatrist. However, DVA/NDIS, Workcover& Medicare Chronic Disease Programme patients will need documentation before their initial appointment.

NDIS patients who are on a managed plan we will need to know your Plan Manager's contact details and approval for assessment.

Workcover patients we will require case manager details and approval details for assessment.

Medicare Chronic Disease Patients (e.g. Diabetes, Heart Disease), we will require an EPC referral form.

DVA patients will need a DVA patient referral. D904 form from your GP.

Please call us on 7120 6063 for further information.

Health Insurance: Podiatry comes under “Extras cover”. Private health insurance can vary from one health fund to the next. Before booking your appointment it’s always good to check your health fund policy to determine how much cover you will receive from your private health insurer. Leading Edge Podiatry is a Bupa Members First provider.

Medicare: If you have a chronic medical condition, you may be eligible for a Medicare rebate to cover some of podiatry services under a Chronic disease management plan. Common chronic conditions include: Diabetes, High Cholesterol, High Blood pressure & Heart Disease.

Please note: Medicare appointments are NOT bulk billed.

NDIS: Patients that are on a managed plan we will need your NDIS number and details of your case manager and account details. For plan managed we prepare a Service Agreement and can invoice the plan manager.

DVA: You may be able to receive podiatry services if you have a Veteran Gold or are approved for specified foot conditions as DVA White Card.

We understand that life is unpredictable and you may not always be able to make your scheduled appointment. If you are unable to make an appointment please contact our reception at least 24 hours prior to cancel or arrange for another time. Please call us on 7120 6063 or email: admin@leadingedgepodiatry.com.au
Missed appointments and appointments cancelled without 24 hours notice may be charged a consultation fee.

Your private health fund card (if applicable). Any relevant medical records, test results, x-rays, MRI scans, or ultrasounds. A list of your current medications (if you have not filled in the new patient form before arrival). Any previous orthotics or insoles and a couple of pairs of shoes if you are suffering from foot pain.

Podiatrists are experts in foot and ankle health. They are healthcare professionals who can diagnose and treat problems relating to your feet and lower limbs. They can also work with you to relieve pain, correct deformities, sporting injuries, help prevent foot conditions from occurring, as well as keep you active and mobile throughout your life.

Podiatrists play a key role in the early detection and treatment of foot problems in people with diabetes. Neuropathy (nerve damage), arthropathy (joint damage), vasculopathy (blood vessel damage), and other complications, most of which can be avoided or delayed with annual foot exams and treatment.

Yes, our podiatrist Jason Kuang is endorsed for schedule medicines. He can prescribe medicines for common foot ailments e.g.: antibiotics, antifungal, gout medications.

We do treat children of all ages, if your child is experiencing pain in their ankles or feet, it's a sign that you need to see a podiatrist. Pain isn't a normal sign of growth and it should be professionally assessed, diagnosed, and treated where necessary. Our podiatrists are very experienced in helping young children with feet issues.

At Leading Edge Podiatry, we have a limited footwear selection, including brands like Archies thongs and slides, Revere sandals.

 

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