The evaluation and establishment of a personal plan based on your goals and personal needs. A treatment will also be initiated on your first appoinment.
Comfortable work out attire.
Each session ranges from 30 to 60 minutes depending on the treatment plan for that day.
In most cases you do not need a doctor’s referral. When you call to schedule your appointment we will let you know based on your condition and insurance policy if a doctor’s referral is necessary. Your plan of care and treatment protocol may be faxed to your physician as needed.
Please call to schedule an appointment in advance. Certain patients may require more time than others allowing your therapist to prepare and give you the best possible treatment.
The most common injuries seen by our therapist include but are not limited to low back pain, neck pain, and knee pain.
Generally all plans of care establish a home exercise program that should be continued after your treatments have concluded. A home exercise program may help you maintain results derived from your therapy and prevent injury.
Trigger Point FAQ
Trigger Point Dry Needling is an innovative treatment where very thin filament needle is inserted into a trigger point to stimulate a recovery response in the muscle. It offers relief to a variety of conditions.
The only similarity to acupuncture is the use of acupuncture needles. Acupuncture is based on the meridians throughout the body and using them the restore “energy and balance”. Trigger Point Dry Needling is based on anatomy and neurophysiology and it aims to needle altered and dysfunctional tissues in order to improve and restore function.
Most people do not feel the insertion of the needle. The local response elicits a very brief cramping or aching sensation.
In some cases, decreased pain and improved mobility is immediate. Typically it may take a few sessions for a lasting positive effect.
Your therapist will review all possible side effects. Generally patients experience 24-48 hours of sourness.
Trigger Point Dry Needling is a relatively new treatment in the United States and not everyone is aware of it’s effectiveness. Dry Needling therapies are a very common practice for physiotherapists in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, and South Africa. Trigger Point Dry Needling combined with other manual and rehabilitative treatments is showing to be very effective in treating various conditions.
Give us a call or schedule an appointment online to determine if Trigger Point Dry Needling would be appropriate for your injury or condition.