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March 24, 2015 bchc-news

BCHC to Offer Dry Needling Therapy; Physical Therapist, Kelly Harrold Receives Certification

BCHC physical therapist, Kelly Harrold, DPT recently received certification in the performance of Integrative Dry Needling though the Integrative Dry Needling Institute.

Integrative Dry Needling (IDN) is a highly effective form of physical therapy for the treatment of a multitude of musculoskeletal and neuromuscular conditions.  Different from acupuncture practices, IDN is based on neuro-anatomy and modern scientific study of the musculoskeletal and neuromuscular systems.   IDN requires a very fine filament needle to be inserted through the skin and into deeper tissues that are considered trigger points to pain that the therapy patient may be experiencing.  Dry needling works by causing a micro-lesion within the damaged tissue, thus breaking up shortened tissues, restarting and normalizing the inflammatory response, and
enhances the body’s ability to heal.

Conditions that IDN can be used on include, but not limited to neck pain, back pain, shoulder pain, arm pain, headaches to include migraines and tension–type headaches, jaw pain, buttock pain and leg pain (i.e. sciatica).

“Roughly 80% of the techniques are pain free,” stated Harrold, who received the treatment of IDN over the course of his training.

Dry Needling is not necessarily a stand-alone treatment, but an additional tool that can be utilized as a comprehensive plan of care to help progress healing times related to neuromuscular injury.  For additional information or to schedule an appointment to receive this treatment, contact the Therapy & Wellness center at 319.332.0850.

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