Not Just Ordinary
Dry Needling is an advanced technique performed by a skilled physical therapist to help reduce pain, muscle tension and improve mobility. It is used in a variety of musculoskeletal problems including, but not limited to: acute or chronic injuries, headaches, neck pain, jaw pain, back pain, tendinitis, muscle spasms, “Sciatica”, hip or knee pain, muscle strains, fibromyalgia, tennis or golfer’s elbow, overuse injuries, and much more.
At Synergy Sports and Rehab we use the most recent evidence based practices, as tools to treat your most complex injuries.
So what is it?
What can be treated by Dry Needling?
Dry Needling can be used for a variety of musculoskeletal problems. When combined with traditional physical therapy and the advanced manual therapy techniques, we have had success treating most pain related problems from head to toe and from acute to chronic conditions.
Also Dry Needling can be used to help athletes overcome delayed onset muscle soreness. As athletes push the envelope to become bigger and faster or to reach new goals, recovery becomes an essential phase in the process. Often times dry needling can be used to speed up this recovery time and allow the athlete to return to training or to playing as soon as possible.
Is Dry Needling Painful?
The insertion of the needle, for the most part comes with no discomfort at all. We strive to make the treatment as painless as possible however, at times, you may experience a “twitch response” which often feels like a quick muscle spam, "Charlie Horse", or ache. These sensations are normal and even desirable at times. Following this treatment you can expect muscle soreness that can be felt up to 24-48 hours. We encourage the patient to use moist heat and drink plenty of fluids usually similar to following a deep tissue massage.
Dry Needling is a unique treatment technique that when in used with conjunction with our other physical therapy treatments, can help you relieve your pain and improve your function quickly. Call us today to learn more about our dry needling treatment possibilities.