reduce muscle pain
Trigger Point Dry Needling
Dry needling is a technique that uses small needle insertion to help stimulate and promote healing within the muscle and connective tissue. When our muscles become over or under active they can develop trigger points, which leads to pain and dysfunction. The muscle fibers become taut and tender, often times forming a nodule. These little knots can cause local or referred pain (pain felt elsewhere in the body) and prevents the muscle from working properly. Studies show that there is an increase in sensitizing substances within these nodules, meaning there is a greater capacity to experience pain.
Dry Needling helps:
Reduce trigger points
Decrease inflammation and sensitizing substances
Improve muscle function
Number of treatments vary for each person but lasting results are typically seen within 3 to 6 visits.
Schedule a free consultation today to see if dry needling is recommended for you!
Instrument assisted mobilization
IASTM, instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization, is a treatment that helps improve tissue integrity, increase blood flow, and reduce pain and dysfunction. When our tissue becomes injured it starts to lay down scar tissue as a way to heal. This tissue usually lays down any way it wants to and forms irregular patterns. Think of a normal muscle or ligament and how the fibers all run in a uniform direction. This is not the case with scar tissue, it becomes irregular, which leads to decreased mobility and resilience.
IASTM helps restore normal tissue patterns and improve mobility and function. If you suffer from ligament sprains, fasciitis, tight muscles, pain near tendon insertions (think rotator cuff, hips, or knees), or have undergone surgical procedures (leading to scar tissue) than you are likely a good candidate for this type of care. Treatment typically consists of 4 to 6 sessions for the best outcome. Schedule here to experience relief today!