What is a trigger point?
A triggerpoint isa sensitiveareaof thebody, stimulationor irritation ofwhich causesa specificeffect in anotherpart,especiallya tenderarea inamuscle that causesgeneralized musculoskeletalpainwhen overstimulated.
Think Empower PT & Fitness First Why You Need To Come Back In For Another Check Up: • Move without pain • Bend and move freely • Balance confidently and securely • Sit for long periods comfortably • Walk for long distances • Live an active and healthy lifestyle
Who Can Benefit From Dry Needling?
Dryneedling isa techniquephysical therapistsuse to treat myofascialpain. The techniqueusesa “dry”needle,onewithout medicationor injection, inserted through the skin intoareasof the muscle,knownas triggerpoints. HowDoesDryNeedlingHelp? Physical therapistsusedryneedlingwith thegoalof releasing or inactivating triggerpoints to relievepainor improve range ofmotion. This canhelp speedup thepatient’s return toactive rehabilitation.Researchhas shown theDryNeedling: • ImprovesPainControl • Reducesmuscle tension • Normalizesdysfunctionsof themotorendplates (the sitesat whichnerve impulsesare transmitted tomuscles)
• Acute/Chronic injuries • Headaches • Neck/Backpain • Tendinitis • MuscleSpasms • “Sciatica” • Hip/Kneepain • Muscle strains • Fibromyalgia • “Tennis/Golfer’sElbow”
TAKE CARE OF YOUR ACHES & PAINS BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE!
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CERVICAL RETRACTION Stand with your back against a wall. Position a rolled up towel behind your neck. Tuck chin like you are nodding ‘yes’. Draw your chin closer to the back of your throat. Repeat 3 times. Relieve Neck Pain In Minutes Try this movement if you are experiencing neck pain.
Helps neck pain
An insurancedeductible istheamountofmoneythatyoumustpaybeforeyour insurancecompanypays foryourmedicalservices. Ifyourdeductible ismet, your PhysicalTherapy may not cost you anything. Patients with family plans orthosewhohavehadmajorsurgeriesorhaveachronic illnessareespecially likely to have a $0 balance remaining on their out-of-pocket expenses. This meansthatthecostofphysicaltherapycouldbeminimalorcompletelycovered by thepatient’s insuranceplan. Ifyouareclose toorhavemetyour insurance deductible for the year, then now is the time to come in for PhysicalTherapy! Areyou feeling aches and pains? Need to work on your core? Let us help you get a head start for 2018. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.
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