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technique provides an environment that enhances the body’s ability to heal which ultimately reduces pain. Dry Needling can be used for a variety of muscle, tendon, ligament andnerveproblems.Whencombined with traditional physical therapy and the advanced manual therapy techniques, we have had success treatingmost pain related problems from head to toe and from acute to chronic conditions. It can also be used to help athletes overcome delayed onset muscle soreness, speeding up recovery time and allowing the athlete to return to training or playing as soon as possible.When in used with conjunction with our other physical therapy treatments, Dry Needling can help you relieve your pain and improve your function quickly.

Vegan/Paleo Chocolate Fudge Balls

Dry Needling DryNeedling isa treatment technique often usedby a physical therapists to relieve pain. It requires using a sterile acupuncture needle that is inserted through the skin into muscles, tendons, ligaments, and/or close to nerves to immediately reduce pain, decrease muscle tension and increasemobility. Basedonamodern scientific study of musculoskeletal and neuromuscular systems, it is not acupuncture. This treatment

Ingredients • 1 cup walnuts, or nuts of choice • 1 1/3 cup pitted dates* • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract • 3-4 tbsp cocoa or cacao powder

• 1/8 tsp salt (optional) • mini chocolate chips (optional) • chia seeds or shredded coconut (optional)

Directions Blend all ingredients in a food processor (or halve the recipe and use a single serve blender or mini chopper). Whenmaking a full recipe, a food processor is preferred over a blender as ingredients process more evenly and the results are less sticky. Once blended, transfer the dough to a sandwich bag and smoosh into one big ball. Break off pieces and roll into smaller separate balls. Dip in melted chocolate or roll in cocoa powder or shredded coconut or coconut flour. Alternatively, you can formbars or evenly roll out the dough and cut into shapes with cookie cutters! *Tip: If your pitted dates are super hard, just soak them in boiling water for a half hour. https://chocolatecoveredkatie.com/2009/10/13/make-these-now/

Make an appointment today by calling 901-850-5246. We can discover the source of your pain and develop a treatment plan specific to you.

Patient Success Spotlight

Everyone, meet Cathy. Cathy came to see us for neck pain. She was having problems turning her neck due to stiffness and pain. She is an extremely active person who works with her trainer every week. After manual therapy to improve range of motion and increase tissue extensibility, exercises, stretches, dry needling, and postural training, Cathy is moving so much better! She is able to work out with her trainer without limitations. She worked super hard to get there! Way to go Cathy! Thank you for trusting us to help you. - Mallory, PTA


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