The Center for Rehab and Sports Medicine at the Center for Health and Wellness has expanded its services to include integrative dry needling.
Integrative dry needling is a highly effective form of physical therapy for the treatment of a multitude of musculoskeletal and neuromuscular conditions. This technique is not acupuncture (traditional Chinese medicine). Integrative dry needling is based on neuro anatomy and modern scientific study of the musculoskeletal and neuromuscular systems. The service is carried out through fine filament needles inserted through the skin and into deeper tissues that are considered trigger points.
Patients benefitting from dry needling suffer from conditions such as neck, back and shoulder pain, tennis elbow, carpal tunnel, golfer’s elbow, headache, including migraines and tension-type headaches, jaw pain, buttock pain and leg pain (sciatica, hamstrings strains, calf tightness/spasms).
There is little discomfort in dry needling. The fine filament needles are very thin, solid and flexible, allowing the needle to be pushed through the skin, versus cutting the skin.
The physical therapists performing integrative dry needling at The Center for Rehab and Sports Medicine have advanced training and are certified through the Integrative Dry Needling Institute.
Anne Beck, PT, is one of the therapists certified in integrative dry needling. “I have been using this modality for a few years now and patients report excellent outcomes.” says Beck.
Dry needling treatment frequency varies based on the needs of each patient and recommendation of the treating physical therapist.
Some insurance plans will cover dry needling as a part of the plan’s physical therapy coverage. Patients should check with their specific insurance carrier to learn more about their coverage for dry needling. Dry needling services are available as self-pay services, if not covered by insurance.
For more information on integrative dry needling and other therapy services offered at The Center for Rehab and Sports Medicine, please call (270) 762-1854 or visit www.MurrayHospital.org.