Dry Needling @ Athletic

We're going to let you in on an apparently well kept secret...

Physical Therapist, Anne McCormick, is certified in dry needling which means she can help you find relief. Here's what she has to say about its methodology and benefits:

"Dry needling is a procedure that involves inserting acupuncture needles into the skin and underlying muscle or tendons to help reduce pain, tightness and spasms related to injury or post-exercise muscle soreness.

"Pain at the site of myofascial trigger points is caused by decreased blood and oxygen flow to the affected area. Needles placed in these areas cause dilation of the blood vessels, thereby increasing blood flow and oxygenation.

"The insertion of the needles may cause a slight pinching sensation but some do not cause any pain at all. The needles are left in place for 20 minutes. Resolution of symptoms may resolve in as few as 1-3 treatments and may be combined with massage, stretching and exercise to maximize its benefit.

"Dry needling has also been used to effectively treat tension headaches, sciatica, arthritis, tendinitis and TMJ pain."

If you would like to learn more or schedule an appointment, stop by or call the Theraplay Office at 501-225-3601, ext. 324.