Benefits that dry needling can offer patients in Brewer, ME

Dry needling is a physical therapy practice that has been gaining in popularity in recent years. Similar to acupuncture, but with some key differences, dry needling therapy involves placing thin needles into strategic locations across the body. Patients who receive this form of treatment report often report experiencing pain relief and increased range of motion. 

If you’re a Brewer, Maine, resident who is interested in dry needling therapy, Back in Motion is here to help. We want you to feel educated and empowered as a patient about any of the treatments you receive. As you read over the following guide to the potential benefits of dry needling, please feel free to reach out to us with any questions you have or if you’d like to learn more about how we can help. 

How can dry needling therapy help with injuries and other issues?

As part of a comprehensive physical therapy program that also includes therapeutic, strength and stability exercises, and manual therapy, dry needling can play an important role in the healing process. Benefits include: 

  • Pain relief — By helping to release painful trigger points while releasing endorphins, the body’s natural pain reliever, many patients receiving dry needling report decreased levels of pain. 
  • Increased mobility — Dry needling can help to relax muscles and other soft tissue, which can assist physical therapists and patients while they carry out other exercises and stretches designed to improve range of motion. 
  • Increased blood flow — The insertion of needles stimulates a healing response in the body, increasing the flow of nutrient-rich blood to the area. 

Dry needling is only one part of the treatment puzzle. In addition to other in-office physical therapy treatments you receive, it is also important to commit to a healthy lifestyle that includes regular exercise and a healthy nutrient-rich diet. 

Dry needling expertise in Brewer, ME

When you come to our clinic in Brewer for relief, we will strive to create a highly personalized treatment plan that can include dry needling. We’ll perform a full evaluation that involves a review of your medical and treatment history, discussion of your symptoms and a physical examination to identify the underlying cause of your pain. With this information, you and your therapist can work together to determine the right combination of treatments for your unique needs and condition. 

To learn more, contact us today. We’ll be glad to help you schedule your initial appointment.