Dry Needling Toowoomba.

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Dry Needling

Options to Address Your Heel Pain?

It goes without saying that heel and foot pain can make daily life a challenge. When activities as simple as standing and walking become difficult, it is always best to find treatment as soon as possible. Just one of your options to relieve discomfort could be dry needling techniques.

Dry needling is a treatment that seeks to address muscular pain, injury, and dysfunction across the body, including the lower limbs. The needles themselves are very thin and made of stainless steel, and are applied to targetted areas of pain in the body. By strategically placing these needles around the area, they are able to increase circulation and reduce tension, pain, and swelling.

How Dry Needling Can Help?

For many people, the notion of dry needling is intimidating. As scary as the concept of needles can be, you can rest assured that there is no need to worry about the process. Patients typically find this process to be painless and extremely beneficial, often noticing significant improvement shortly after treatment.

Dry needling works to address tightness within the muscles themselves. When pain is localised to the heel and feet, utilising needles may be a viable option. Fine needles are able to help release painful knots in muscles and can be applied to trigger points, loosening the tension and alleviating discomfort. By targeting the neuromuscular system directly, dry needling can elicit a twitch response within myofascial trigger points, which commonly hold tension due to acute and chronic pain conditions. As the muscle relaxes and settles back into its normal position, symptoms of irritation and inflammation in the heel may be relieved.

Toowoomba Heel Pain Clinic

What Conditions Can Be Treated With Dry Needling.

A broad range of conditions can be addressed with dry needling. At the Toowoomba Heel Pain Clinic, we typically use dry needling techniques to address pain and dysfunction within the lower limbs. These include:

Morton's Neuroma

Morton’s Neuroma

Knee pain

Knee pain

Other conditions throughout the body that can sometimes be treated with dry needling include:


  • Hip flexor pain and stiffness
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Back and neck pain
  • Sciatica

Does dry needling sound like a viable treatment option for you? Book an appointment at Toowoomba Heel Pain Clinic to discuss further..

Benefits Of Dry Needling.

Research demonstrates that dry needling can offer some crucial physiological benefits. These are achieved by decreasing the activity and cramping within the muscle, as well as minimising the chemicals which can stem from an active bodily trigger point and irritate the surrounding areas. Dry needling can help improve blood flow to soft tissues, which allows key nutrients and oxygen to flow into the muscle again.

Other possible benefits of dry needling treatment include:

  • Improved range of motion
  • Decreased muscle pain
  • Restored function
  • Reduced stress
  • Better sleep and rest due to pain improvements
  • Strengthened muscles
Benefits of dry needling
FAQ Achilles Tendonitis

Your Dry Needling Questions Answered.

Is dry needling safe?

Absolutely! When performed by trained and qualified physiotherapists, dry needling is a completely safe and evidence-based treatment method.

Is dry needling and acupuncture the same?

No, acupuncture and dry needling are not the same. Acupuncture is a form of Chinese medicine that focuses on placing needles along the body's energy channels, while dry needling is a Western treatment that targets the neuromuscular system. Acupuncture needles are the same as the stainless steel needles used for dry needling, however.

Is dry needling painful?

The twitch response elicited by dry needling can cause some minor, temporary pain. This discomfort isn't due to the needle, though, it is a natural consequence of activating the trigger point. The needles used for dry needling are so small and fine that patients typically do not feel them piercing their skin. Patients may feel sore up to 48 hours after treatment.

How long is the healing process after dry needling?

Everyone's experience is different, but in most cases, dry needling will not cause significant pain or require excessive aftercare. Your physio will provide specific guidance for how to help you see the best results after dry needling, including applying heat and prescribed stretches.

Why Choose Toowoomba Heel Pain Clinic?

Individualised treatment plans


Heel pain comes in all shapes and sizes. Here at Toowoomba Heel Pain Clinic, you will receive tailored treatment plans designed to best benefit your unique condition.
Experienced Team


We’re making top-quality treatments more accessible than ever. Our team utilises trusted modern treatment techniques, all delivered within our state-of-the-art facility.
Custom-made Orthotics

Local Service

Why travel far and wide to find heel pain treatment you can rely on? We are proud to serve our local Toowoomba community, bringing exceptional care right to our neighbourhood.
Toowoomba Heel Pain Clinic

Find Relief From Muscular Pain.

Musculoskeletal pain can impact even the simplest of your daily activities. When there is muscle tension in your heel, everything from standing up after sitting to walking across your house can cause varying levels of discomfort. If you’re ready to say goodbye to your muscular heel pain, the dry needling process could be the right treatment for you. Once a physiotherapist helps to release tension in your troublesome trigger points, you will be one step closer to getting back on your feet again!

Best foot forward

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With Toowoomba Heel Pain Clinic.

Why put up with heel pain? If you have any concerns with your heel health, we want to lend a hand. The Toowoomba Heel Pain Clinic team can offer a variety of different treatment plans for our patients, including dry needling. If you’re interested in discovering whether dry needling could be the right choice for you, contact us today! Book your first assessment with one of our friendly team members to learn more.

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