Dry Needling

Dry needling is a therapeutic technique in which a trained physical therapist inserts small, sterile filament needles into the skin and muscle directly at a myofascial trigger point. This generates a twitch response, helping release muscle tension and pain.

What to Expect

Active trigger points consist of multiple contraction knots within a muscle and they can develop due to injury, musculoskeletal dysfunction and overuse. Active trigger points impair a person’s ability to lengthen,strengthen or contract the muscle. As a result the muscle shortens and compresses the structure around it, causing pain. Your therapist will insert small, sterile filament needles into the skin and muscles directly at your myofascial trigger points to release muscle tension, restore motion and function, and reduce pain.

Who Would Benefit

Low back pain, Neck pain, Sciatica

Headaches, Hip pain, Knee pain

Shoulder/arm pain, Repetitive strain injuries

Tennis elbow, Golfer’s Elbow

Temporomandibular disorders (TMD)

Muscle spasms, Tendinitis, Tendinosis

Therapists

You are all AMAZING!!! Amber and Jolene are the best! When Abbie became injured 1 1/2 years ago in dance- something she loved to do, she went through 3 doctors, another physical therapists, many painful procedures and finally found a Dr. Hedlund who sent us to Hulst Jepsen where she was blessed with 2 amazing therapist and their staff! Abbie thought she may never dance again! She had many ups and downs in her therapy but no one ever gave up on her. They always listened to her and helped her do her best! Now she has finished her therapy, is starting dance again in a few weeks, is auditioning for the Nutcracker and her dance team at school!!!

Holly

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