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Physical Therapy is intended to restore function and to reduce pain following an injury or surgery so patients can resume a normal life.
Women have special musculoskeletal needs, so our female PT’s treat the following:
“Dry needling is a skilled technique performed by a physical therapist using filiform needles to penetrate the skin and/or underlying tissues to affect change in body structures and functions for the evaluation and management of neuromusculoskeletal conditions, pain, movement impairments and disability.” (FOSBPT 2015)
Dry needling is a tool that when used properly is designed to restore function to the tissues. It does this by affecting several changes in the tissues as well as throughout the body. These changes include: increased blood flow, decreased muscle tension, biochemical changes (locally and systemically), decreased reactivity in muscles and central nervous system changes. All of these changes work together to decrease inflammatory substances in the area of injury/pain, reset nerve thresholds to decrease pain and muscle spasms and activation of pain inhibiting regions of the brain.
Not everyone is a candidate for dry needling. Beth Jones, PT will evaluate the patient’s current condition and past medical history and determine whether or not dry needling is indicated. Give us a call for more information!