JOINT MANIPULATION

[joint][muh-nip-yuh-ley-shuh n] 

noun

1. the act of manipulating.

2. the state or fact of being manipulated.

3. skillful or artful management.

 

Foot mobilisation techniques are helpful for the correction of joint movement, quality and range. They are particularly useful for generalised achy or stiff feet and legs. Foot mobilisation techniques are also beneficial for chronic problems.

 

DRY NEEDLING

[drahy] [need-l-ing] 

noun

1. a small, slender, rodlike instrument, usually of polished steel, with asharp point at one end and an eye or hole for thread at the other, forpassing thread through cloth to make stitches in sewing.

2. any of various similar, usually considerably larger, implements formaking stitches, as one for use in knitting or one hooked at the endfor use in crocheting.

3. Medicine/Medical.

     i) a slender, pointed, steel instrument used in sewing or piercingtissues, as in suturing.

     ii) hypodermic needle

 

Dry Needling or Acupuncture may be used as an adjunct to normal podiatry treatment or as an effective way to help many foot and lower leg problems. It is particularly useful for resolving pain from musculoskeletal and neurological conditions relating to the lower limb.

 

At Life Active Podiatry we use very fine, sterile acupuncture needles to target specific myofascial trigger points, periosteum (outer layer of bone) and other soft tissue structures. Dry Needling stimulates a sensory response from within the muscle fibres causing a release of the constriction and allowing normal muscle function.

 

Dry Needling promotes healing, reduces pain and provides a possible treatment for some conditions that do not have a treatment protocol, such as neuropathic pain.

 

It is used in the treatment of:

  • Shin Splints

  • Achilles tendinitis

  • Plantar fasciitis

  • Improve joint range of motion and flexibility

  • Relaxes overused, tired muscles

  • Reduce spasms and cramping

  • Aid in recovery from physical exercise

  • Muscle dysfunction