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Manual therapy is any hands-on treatment that makes a change in the skin, muscles, tendons, ligaments, and / or joints. Some of our favorite manual therapy techniques include dry needling (link), cupping, joint mobilization, and IASTM. Our Physical Therapist has learned these techniques from a wide variety of reputable sources and experienced instructors. We use manual therapy to gain the range in order for us to train the range.
Hands-on Treatment can help you recover from injury faster and get back to your sport quicker. Manual therapy is a great way we can reduce soreness, improve ROM, and prime the body for a workout. This is one of the ways Physical Therapy can be a crucial part of the rehab process.
How Can I Benefit From Manual Therapy?
Manual therapy is a great conservative way to reduce pain, swelling, and dysfunction in the body. All treatment plans at Pinnacle Performance & Wellness incorporate any number of these manual therapy techniques to get you the best possible outcome following your injury.
Dry Needling, also called trigger point dry needling, refers to the technique of inserting a thin monofilament needle into the skin in order to treat underlying muscular trigger points for the management of neuromusculoskeletal pain and movement impairments.
With this technique we are able to “reset” the muscular trigger point so as to reduce your pain or movement dysfunction. We are able to improve your ROM and reduce your pain all in a short treatment.
Some patients might experience a dull muscle soreness from the insertion of the needle but this fades rather quickly and the freedom of movement remains.
How Can I Benefit From Dry needling?
If you have ever had trigger points in your neck that radiate up to your head causing headaches then you know how debilitating this pain can be. With the help of Dry needling you can have less pain and more mobility.
Other common conditions that benefit from dry needling are sciatica, lower back pain, shoulder impingement, achilles tendinitis, and knee pain.