Dry Needling

Rock Climbing after a Back Injury

BEING ACTIVE IS A WAY OF LIFE For those of us who are active, getting hurt can feel like our bodies have betrayed us. We may try to ignore it at first, out of fear that it’s going to slow us down, take us out of the game for a little while.  A few years ago, I started rock climbing. I fell in love with it. Kayaking and mountain biking scare the willies out of me but

Dry Needling Q&A

Common Questions about Dry Needling Answered: Q: How many needles are you going to use? A: Depends on the area to be needled and how you feel about needles; as little as two needles to as many as 10. For problems such as sciatica more needles are used in order to go along the nerve path. Very specific pains can be targeted with one needle. Q: How big are the needles? A: Again it depends on the area. Larger muscle groups like the gluts/buttock

How does Dry Needling Work?

In the last blog post, we described what Dry Needling is and who it could be for. This week we are going to discuss how Dry Needling works. Dry Needling can stimulate the healing process by improving blood flow, nerve conduction, and/or structure of the tissue around the injured area resulting in decreased pain and/or numbness. Tight muscles are typically deprived of oxygen resulting in increased muscle spasm. By inserting the needle into these areas oxygen and blood flow is delivered

What is Dry Needling?

Dry Needling has gained more popularity due to adoption by everyone from runners with injuries to the NFL for its pain relief, hastened recovery, improvements in functional movement. The question remains – What is Dry Needling? Dry Needling completely different from acupuncture. Instead of putting needles in Chi points or along meridian lines, like Eastern based medicine, physical therapists put the needles in tight muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Dry Needling can be used almost anywhere on the body including the neck and low

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