The Achilles tendon is the strong fibrous band of connective tissue that rises from the heel bone and attaches into the calf muscles. It is the thickest tendon in the body and due to its high weight-bearing nature is prone to injury. Overuse of the calf muscles can lead to overloading of the Achilles tendon, leading to inflammation and degeneration causing pain, known as a tendinopathy. If you suffer from Achilles tendinopathy (previously known as tendonitis), the ... Read more →
Mike Varney Physiotherapy uses a broad range of different treatments; one of which is dry needling. This is performed by a qualified practitioner and will be used as part of a massage, physiotherapy treatment or on its own as part of acupuncture.
What is Dry Needling?
Dry Needling is an effective treatment for tension or spasm within the muscle. It has been proven to improve pain, reduce muscle tension, and speed up recovery. It is called ‘Dry’ Needling because ... Read more →