What is it?
- Joint Manipulation/Mobilization
- Dry Needling
- Graston Technique
Dry Needling is one of the most groundbreaking and immediate therapy treatments available. Electrical stimulation from a tens unit is often used in conjunction with dry needling in order to decrease pain and maximize healing potential.
Graston Technique ® is a form of soft tissue mobilization that uses stainless steel tools of various shapes and sizes to better target specific tissue adhesion and restrictions. Graston is used for a wide variety of soft tissue dysfunction.
Cupping Therapy is a form of soft tissue mobilization which a therapist puts special cups on your skin for a short period of time to create suction of soft tissue. It can be used help with myofascial pain by releasing soft tissue adhesions in order to improve tissue extensibility.
Tempering Is a form of IASTM (Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization) for deep tissue massage.
Dry Needling can treat a variety of conditions including:
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: How is Dry Needling different from Acupuncture?
Although both techniques use the same solid thin filament needles, they are very different.Dry needling is based on a Western principles and research, as opposed to acupuncture, which is based on ancient eastern Chinese medicine. Acupuncture tends to focus on restoring energy while dry needling treats the neuromuscular system.
Q: Is Dry Needling Painful?
The insertion of the needle typically isn't painful. Depending on the patient's diagnosis, needles may be manipulated or turned gently which may elicit a deep age or cramping sensation.
Q: Is Dry Needling covered by insurance?
Dry Needling is considered a manual therapy, and is covered by all insurances, subject to your plan provisions. Please call and ask us if you have any questions about your benefits and we would be happy to help you!
Q: How many sessions will I need?
The number of sessions can very from patient to patient. Typically, patients will have around 4 dry needling sessions depending on the severity of your condition. Most patients feel some relief after the first session.