Physical and Occupational Therapy
Physical therapists provide services that help restore function, improve mobility, relieve pain, and prevent or limit physical disabilities of patients suffering from injuries or disease. They restore, maintain, and promote fitness and health.
Occupational therapist assistants work under the direction of occupational therapists to provide rehabilitative services to persons with mental, physical, emotional, or developmental impairments. The ultimate goal is to improve clients’ quality of life and ability to perform daily activities.
What is Dry Needling?
Dry Needling is a tool used to release muscle tissue. It doesn’t just treat the symptoms – instead, it addresses the cause of the pain. Damaged muscles create scar tissue and shift into a protective-yet-painful state of constant contraction. Pain results in our body’s creation of more chemicals, which causes our muscles to build more chemical receptors. Your muscle experiences more stimulation, more blood flow, and more tension.Physical therapists insert thin needles into trigger points, relieving tension and giving healing a jump start. When the needle is inserted into the skin and the muscle, that local twitch response is an involuntary reflex, which quiets the muscle, allowing it to resume normal activity.One treatment session may involve multiple needles, depending on the type of injury and pain. The needle gives the muscle a blank slate and helps restore the proper function.
While dry needling is new to CHS, it can be used to treat a variety of musculoskeletal issues including:
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