Dry Needling2020-10-07T01:33:32+11:00

Project Description

Dry Needling

dry needling

Do you have muscle pain in your lower limb?

Do you want to be pain free and improve your range of motion?

Step Relief Podiatry can help.


Step Relief Podiatry offers dry needling treatment. You may ask What is dry needling and how does it differ to acupuncture?

Dry needling is a technique employed by many physical therapists and is similar to acupuncture in that a needle is inserted into the skin to alleviate pain.

The difference is that acupuncture is based on a theory of Chinese medicine that inserting needles into the skin may alter the flow of energy. The needles are only inserted at a cutaneous (skin) level.

While dry needling follows evidence-based guidelines, recommended “Trigger point” locations, and dosages for the treatment of specific conditions. The needles are entered deeper into the affected muscles and relieve pain and muscle tightness.

Podiatrists use dry needling with the goals of addressing neuromuscular conditions, relieving pain, and/or improving range of motion. Evidence to date supports that dry needling improves pain control, reduces muscle tension and normalises dysfunction of the motor end plates, the sites at which nerve impulses are transmitted to muscles. This can help speed up the patient's return to active rehabilitation.

Dry needling can manage and treat common lower limb issues such as:

So if you are suffering from any of the above conditions/issues, Book now.


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What are the Payment Options available?2020-03-23T01:54:17+11:00

We request that you pay the amount during the time of the consultation. We accept cash, cheques, or credit cards and have EFTPOS and HICAPS facilities, in which we can also accept Australian health funds and health care providers.

Is a referral necessary?2020-03-23T01:52:02+11:00

– If you are on an Enhanced Primary Care (EPC), you will need to bring a written referral from your General Practitioner (GP).

– If you are a private patient, then you do not need a referral.

Do you accept Medicare Payment?2020-03-23T01:52:59+11:00

All patients with chronic conditions are eligible for Medicare rebates for standard podiatry visits through the Medicare system. You will need to see your General Practitioner and ask for an Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) referral.