Dry Needle Treatment
Dry Needle therapy involves inserting needles into specific points within tight bands of muscle, often known as “trigger points” or “myofascial trigger points.” This technique effectively targets and treats these areas to provide relief and improve muscle function, leading to a significant reduction in discomfort and improved overall well-being.
Dry needling is an effective treatment aimed at reducing pain and enhancing posture and movement. During this technique, small needles are inserted into tender areas of the body to restore the natural balance and promote healing. By doing so, the musculoskeletal system functions better, leading to a noticeable reduction in symptoms. This therapy is a reliable approach to improve your overall physical well-being.
How is dry needling performed at our office?
In our office, we prioritize safety and efficacy by utilizing sterile, single-use, disposable fine filament needles. Our clean and secure environment ensures a comfortable experience for all patients. The technique involves inserting these needles through the skin into specific points known as myofascial trigger points within the underlying tissues and muscles. By triggering a twitch response, the release of these trigger points is achieved, leading to relief and improved muscle function. Additionally, we complement the treatment with manual therapy techniques to enhance the overall effectiveness. It’s essential to note that dry needling is distinct from acupuncture, offering a specialized approach to address your specific needs.
Dry Needling Eligibility and Contraindications: Understanding Who Can Benefit?
Dry needling is a versatile treatment method, but there are certain considerations and contraindications to be aware of. While most individuals can receive dry needling, it’s crucial to consult with your Physical Therapist (PT) to determine your eligibility for this therapy.
The PT will discuss your medical history and assess any potential contraindications. For example, if you have active cancer or an infection in the area of pain, dry needling may not be suitable for you at that time.
By engaging in an open conversation with your PT, you can ensure that dry needling is safely incorporated into your treatment plan or explore alternative options that best suit your needs and overall well-being.
How can I get started?
Do you have an injury or health condition that is limiting you from living your life the way you want? If so, don’t hesitate to contact Houghton Physical Therapy today. We’ll help you set up a consultation with one of our licensed Attleboro, MA physical therapists to figure out if dry needling is right for you!
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If you are still unsure if dry needle treatment will work for you, we have an incredible option for you to Talk To A PT. They can help determine if it can help the pain symptoms you are experiencing.
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We have another fantastic option if you would rather come to our clinic to talk to a PT in person. It is called a Free Discovery Visit, where you can meet with one of our professional physical therapists to “Discover” the best alternative for your pain and injury.
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