McLeod Health Physical Therapy Supervisor, Coreen Konopka, performs Trigger Point Dry Needling to ease patient’s headache and shoulder pain.
(Little River, SC – March 1, 2017) Dry Needling is a form of Physical Therapy used for pain relief. In Dry Needling treatment, a Physical Therapist uses a thin filiform needle to penetrate the skin and stimulate both the peripheral nervous system and underlying sensitive spots in the muscles called myofascial trigger points. Dry needling can be a powerful “reset” tool for the pain cycle when used to treat soft tissue pain and dysfunction. Optimally, dry needling is used in conjunction with a comprehensive therapy plan to include manual techniques and therapeutic exercise. Dry needling has the capability to quickly reduce pain, improve range-of-motion, and restore function to a patient. In the sports setting, dry needling will be used primarily to treat musculoskeletal dysfunctions such as tendonitis, pain associated with acute/chronic muscle strains, shin splints, neck, shoulder, and knee pain.
McLeod Outpatient Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine recently hosted a three-day training in which 17 McLeod Physical Therapists completed the “Foundations of Integrative Dry Needling” course and are now trained to provide this service to their patients.
Dry Needling services are available at McLeod Outpatient Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine in Florence, McLeod Darlington, McLeod Loris Seacoast, McLeod Health Clarendon in Manning, and McLeod Health Cheraw. For questions or more information, please contact McLeod Outpatient Rehabilitation & Sports Medicine at (843) 777-2196.