Dry Needling has been clinically proven to relieve pain associated with injuries, accidents or surgeries. Dry Needling has been used for years by physical therapists working with professional athletes who have been injured. Using Dry Needling, deep layers of tissue are exposed which activates the body’s healing response. Dry Needling uses single-use monofilament needles that can target a very specific area of the body. Treatments typically last 10-15 minutes and most patients experience relief in just three to five sessions. FDA cleared and strictly controlled by ISO standards, Dry Needling is safe, painless, non-invasive and Opioid-Free. Inquire about a Consultation Here.
Is Dry Needling the same as Acupuncture?
The Simple answer is No. Dry Needling (DN), also known as Intramuscular Manual Therapy (IMT)/Trigger Point Dry Needling (TDN), is a modern Western medical modality that is not related to traditional Chinese acupuncture theory. DN is a procedure in which filiform needles; needles commonly used in acupuncture and are used to deactivate myofascial trigger points.
What to Expect
DN is considered a physical medicine modality that does not require any specialized equipment. Therefore, patients do not need to do any type of preparation for this procedure. Patients typically report immediate pain relief that can last a few hours to a few weeks. Frequency of treatment is different for individuals, however it is recommended that repeat DN is not be done on the same areas within 48 hours. For the maximum results, DN is used with other modalities and exercises in the clinic.
What type of conditions can be treated with dry needling?
- Low back and neck pain (including radiculopathy, headaches and migraines)
- Shoulder and arm pain (tendonitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, impingement)
- Hip and leg pain (sciatica, muscle strain, calf-tightness/spasm)
- Foot (ankle sprain, achilles tendonitis, plantar faciitis)
- TMJ/TMD (Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction)
What to expect after Treatment
Most patients will feel soreness from a few hours to two days, which is the normal response from dry needling. Bruising is expected sometimes within blood vessel areas. Any time needles are used, there is a risk of infection. However, at Newcare Physical Therapy, the therapist uses a single packed/disposable and sterile needle during treatment.
Dr. Michael Shin has been Dry Needling Specialist since 2011 where he started practicing Dry Needling at Redmond Outpatient Rehab in Rome, GA. Dr. Shin has learned his needling skills from Dr. Yun Tao Ma who was a founder of American Dry Needling Institute in Boulder, Colorado.
Dr. Shin has been practicing Integrative Dry Needling (IDN) technique to treat many patients who has suffered from acute and chronic pain, sports injuries and trauma, many more conditions.
The systemic concept of IDN allows the practitioner to view and treat the human body as an inter-related organism, essentially the gestalt theory, yet allowing the clinical freedom to adapt the treatment for each patient. As a result IDN provides the framework upon which to address all types of physical dysfunction.
5 reasons why You should Consider Dr. Shin’s Integrative Dry Needling Treatment instead of conventional Trigger point dry needling session:
- The concept of peripheral nerve mapping, which is the organic integration and expansion of the approaches of Drs. Travell, Gunn and Dung.
- IDN techniques utilizes three types of neuro-trigger points; (1) Homeostatic points, (2) Paravertebral points and (3) Symptomatic points that allow for individualized treatment plan.
- Clinical procedures for both preventing and treating soft tissue pain.
- Special de-stressing technique enables optimal athletic performance in sports medicine
- Painless needling technique (at least 80% of our needling is painless or with minimal pain sensation.) That’s right! Less pain is better!
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