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Oldham Chiropractic and Physiotherapy Clinic

Dry Needling

Dry NeedlingThe term dry needling is also used to differentiate the use of needling in a western physiological paradigm from the use of needling in an oriental paradigm which is referred to as acupuncture. Dry needling commonly involve the needling of myofascial trigger points using acupuncture needles to deactivate and help resolve trigger points.

Gait Scan

A gait scan is a high tech plate that has 4096 sensors that measure the pressure from your feet. This information is then analysed by a computer. The infomation can be sent directly to a lab that manufacture custom-made insoles called orthotics.

Here are some foot facts:

  • Gait ScanIt’s important to understand your feet have direct impact on the rest of your body and support you with each step. A small abnormality in foot function can have a large impact on joints higher up in the body, causing pain and discomfort.
  • When you are running, the pressure on your feet can be three or four times your body weight. Even walking can produce more pressure than the sum of your body weight.
  • The average person takes 8,000 to 10,000 steps a day. That adds up to about 115,000 miles in a lifetime or more than four times the circumference of the globe. That is a lot of walking with ill-fitting shoes or painful feet!!
  • In some cases foot ailments can be an early signal of more serious medical problems like arthritis or diabetes.
  • Women have four times as many foot problems as men because they have a long history of wearing high heels and/or pointy toe shoes.
  • Orthotics and proper shoe fit are very important aspects of foot health.

Remember if you are experiencing pain or discomfort in your ankles, knees or hip joints ….the direct cause may be the function of your feet or ill-fitting shoes.

How can we help you?

We will carry out a full assessment and recommend the appropriate massage techniques which best cater to your needs.


To schedule an appointment, call our Oldham clinic today. 

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