WHAT CAN DRY NEEDLING HELP WITH?
Neck pain, headaches, TMJ, shoulder pain, tennis and golf elbow, lower back pain, sciatica, leg pain, Achilles tendonitis, plantar fasciitis and other musculoskeletal related conditions.
IS DRY NEEDLING THE SAME AS ACUPUNCTURE?
Acupuncture is rooted in Eastern medicine. Dry Needling which is rooted in Western medicine and is supported by a robust body of clinical evidence for a variety of conditions.
WHAT IS DRY NEEDLING?
Dry needling is a safe, effective and minimally invasive technique performed by highly skilled and specialty trained Doctor of Physical Therapy. Dry needling is utilized to treat trigger points which are tight bands of muscle that cause pain, limited range of motion, and can cause radiating symptoms. A thin microfilament needle is inserted into the trigger point to induce the body to naturally heal itself. By inducing micro trauma to the tissue, the body is induced to initiate the process of healing, increasing blood flow, increasing circulation and reducing pain. Common areas of treatment include but are not limited to the neck, head, shoulder, elbow, hands, lower back, hip, leg and foot.
WHAT IS CUPPING?
Cupping is a minimally invasive technique used in Eastern Medicine to increase blood flow, release toxins, decrease pain and inflammation. Glass cups are placed on the skin and mild suction is applied. The cups are left on the skin for 10 to 15 mins then removed. The suction dilates the tiny blood vessels under the skin and may cause minor redness for 3 to 5 days after treatment. Cupping is used to treat painful condition such as arthritis, back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Cupping can also be utilized to assist with scar tissue adhesions.
WHAT IS MANUAL THERAPY?
Manual therapy is a specialty “hands on” approach that focuses on specific joints of the body or certain areas of soft tissue dysfunction. Physical therapists are trained to perform mobilizations and manipulations of the spine which can help to restore the body.
WHAT IS PILATES?
Pilates is a total body wellness program that was developed by Joseph Pilates during the WWI error and was utilized to rehabilitate wounded soldiers. Historically it was later utilized to rehabilitate the New York City ballet dancers. The Pilates method of exercise focuses on improving flexibility, building core strength, improving balance, developing total body awareness, motor control. Pilates is extremely versatile and can be modified to almost fit almost all needs. Pilates and Physical Therapy share many of the same fundamental elements therefore making these two a perfect match. The 6 principles of Pilates are breathing, concentration, control, centering, flow, postural alignment, precision, relaxation, and stamina. There is a robust body of clinical evidence supporting the use of Pilates with physical therapy for long term results.