Deep Tissue Needling Therapy

Acupuncture needles are used to treat active and latent trigger points in muscles to relieve pain in a variety of foot and leg conditions and is extremely useful in the treatment of heel pain.

Trigger points are hypersensitive areas in muscles, tendons and connective tissues. This can cause the affected area to shorten, tighten, spasm or become weak. Common causes include sprains and strains, over exercise, increased inactivity, incorrect or poorly fitted footwear, over stretching and trauma. It also occurs in people who have high arches or flat feet.

The treatment programs and techniques will vary according to the individual situation and diagnosis. Treatments generally involve the use of acupressure, acupuncture or laser therapy to reduce the hypertension and return the tissue and tendons to a correct state.

 

Deep Tissue Massage

This is a form of massage used in conjunction with needling therapy or to treat the above conditions for people who are needle phobic.