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Stick A Needle In it!

Physical therapists have been well known for decades as the professionals that prescribe exercise and sometimes move people's bodies to make them feel better. But have you heard of dry needling as a physical therapy intervention? Inertia Physio and Pelvic Health is pleased to now provide this excellent tool for improving mobility and decreasing pain.

Needles? Where?

Dry needling is a physical therapy treatment that involves a trained professional inserting fine needles into myofascial trigger points, muscles, ligaments, or near nerves to stimulate a healing response to pain conditions.

Is this acupuncture? Why is it called “Dry”?

Dry needling is not acupuncture as that has the purpose of altering "Qi" for the treatment of diseases. Dry needling is “dry” because the needles used do not contain any liquid or medication that is injected into the body.

Could dry needling help me?

Well, it depends! Dry needling may not be for everyone including those who have a fear of needles, have specific medical conditions including bleeding disorders and seizure disorders as well as patients who have infections or decreased sensation.

Who would benefit from Dry needling?

Dry needling can be added with treatment for those with musculoskeletal pain conditions including shoulder pain, headaches, carpal tunnel syndrome, knee pain, shin splints, plantar fasciitis, back and pelvic pain.

Call the office 276-258-5641 to schedule an initial evaluation to determine whether dry needling may be right for you!

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