Dry Needling at Austin Preferred Integrative Medicine

Pinpointing Pain Sources with Dry Needling

Dry Needling at Austin Preferred

Pinpointing Pain Sources with Dry Needling

Dry Needling at Austin Preferred is a treatment technique offered in two variations through Physical Therapists Alicia Poche and Kristin Jarrett. During this invasive modality, needles are inserted into the skin and muscles at myofascial trigger points to target contraction knots. Contraction knots, which are sometimes difficult to pinpoint, are a key part of perpetuating the pain cycle if not addressed.

Dry Needling is used to ┬áincrease patients’ range of motion while decreasing muscle pain and tension in the affected areas. It has successfully been used to address many common injuries:

Common Injuries Dry Needling Treats:

  • Back, Neck, Hip & Shoulder Pain
  • Tennis/Golfer’s Elbow
  • Headaches
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Sciatica
  • Strains & Sprains
  • Tendonitis

This technique is generally recommended in conjunction with other Physical Therapy exercises, Chiropractic Care or Medical Services. Because Dry Needling is still relatively new compared to other methods, the full scope of physical and psychological benefits has yet to be determined. Furthermore, this modality is a cash service at Austin Preferred, meaning even those without health insurance are candidates for treatment.

We welcome those interested in Dry Needling to schedule an initial evaluation with our medical providers. Because this technique is not recommended for every case, you can reference our Services and Conditions pages for more information about our practice.

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