Dry Needling

Integrative Dry Needling is a highly effective form of Physical therapy for the treatment of a multitude of musculoskeletal and neuromuscular conditions.  Conditions include, but are not limited to neck pain, back pain, buttock, leg pain, shoulder pain, arm pain, headaches.  Not every condition is appropriate for this dry needling technique and use of this treatment will be at the discretion of your trained, certified Physical therapist.

Intergrative Dry Needling is NOT acupuncture; it is based on nerve anatomy and modern scientific study of the muscle and skeletal  and nervous system.  A very fine, sterile  filament needle is inserted through the skin and into the deeper tissues that are considered trigger points to your brain.  This effect provides an environment that enhances the body’s ability to heal which reduces pain. Your Physical therapist will strive to make the treatment virtually painless for some, while others may experience discomfort.  At times, however, a little muscle twitch response may be felt. This is normal and is only felt momentarily. Many patients describe this twitch response as a little electric shock, cramp, or an ache sensation.  Your Physical therapist will make every effort to make your experience comfortable and therapeutic.

In addition to the Dry Needling, your Physical therapist will also personalize a program for you, possibly including manual therapy, therapeutic exercise, endurance training, stabilization and posture training.

Dry Needling is a Physical therapy treatment and NOT acupuncture, therefore your coverage of Dry Needling should correspond with your Physical therapy insurance benefits.   Please call BCHC Physical Therapy with any questions.

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