Dry Needling

Dry Needling

OrthoRehab Physical Therapy's 12 Montana clinics are known for their expertise in Dry Needling, with certified Physical Therapists experienced in treating a variety of musculoskeletal conditions.

Dry Needling is a specialized treatment technique that uses thin needles to target specific trigger points within muscles. This method, based on Western medicine and neuroanatomy principles, aims to relieve pain and improve function. By stimulating muscle trigger points, Dry Needling helps release tension, improve blood flow, and reduce pain, resulting in enhanced function and potentially decreased reliance on pain medications.

Key Benefits of Dry Needling:

  • Pain Relief: Effectively addressing muscle, joint, and soft tissue discomfort.
  • Improved Function: Reduced tension and increased blood flow foster better movement and function.
  • Reduced Medication Dependency: Dry Needling may decrease reliance on pain relief medication, including opioids.
  • Accelerated Recovery: The healing process is expedited, minimizing recovery time from injuries or conditions.

During a Dry Needling session, OrthoRehab therapists identify the source of pain or discomfort. They then use sterile needles to stimulate the targeted trigger points in the muscles. Patients may feel a slight sensation upon needle insertion, but the procedure is generally not painful. Some individuals may experience a brief, involuntary muscle contraction called a twitch response, indicating the correct targeted area.

After the treatment, patients might experience temporary soreness or discomfort in the treated area. OrthoRehab therapists may recommend applying heat or ice therapy to alleviate any lingering unease.

In conclusion, Dry Needling, offered by OrthoRehab's certified Physical Therapists across their 12 Montana clinics, is a safe and effective treatment option for patients with musculoskeletal conditions. Focusing on specific muscle trigger points, this technique helps alleviate pain, release tension, and improve blood flow. Consult your healthcare provider to determine if Dry Needling is an appropriate treatment for you.

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