What is DRY NEEDLING?

It is a safe, non-pharmacological, non-surgical alternative for:

• pain (chronic & acute)

• osteoarthritis

• healing injuries

• releasing tight muscles

• improving blood flow

 healing injuries of joints, tendons, and muscles

• healing nerve pain

 

Did you know the NFL uses dry needling?

It has helped team members of the Washington Redskins speed up their recover times.

 

http://www.redskins.com/news-and-events/article-1/Redskins%E2%80%99-Dry-Needles-Speed-Recovery-Time/744d3f1e-b8c2-4f5d-8735-c4f8c8a2c468

 

About Dry Needling

Dry needling is an effective technique used in physical therapy where a fine acupuncture needle is inserted into perineural areas, perivascular areas, and hyper-irritated muscle tissue to decrease pain, increase blood flow, and promote healing,

 

Does it hurt?

The local twitch response may provoke a brief sensation that has been descried as a tingling, aching or cramping sensation, but it is not typically described as painful.

 

Who benefits?

Individuals who suffer from a variety of musculoskeletal problems including but not limited to: Osteoartritis, acute/chronic injuries, headaches, neck/back pain, tendinitis, muscle spasms, sciatica, hip/kmee pain, muscle strain, fibromyalgia, tennis/golfer’s elbow, PFPS, overuse injuries, etc.

 

Any side effects?

Side effects may vary among individuals. Typically, only mild muscle soreness or skin bruising.

 

Is it covered?

Yes. Dry needling is covered by most insurance companies in the state of Alaska.