Dry Needling in Austin | Austin Preferred Integrative Medicine

Dry Needling

Dry Needling

Dry Needling

Dry Needling refers to the insertion of small needles from different angles at sites of soft-tissue pain. The needles create a local twitch response within the tissues, causing them to quickly contract and then relax. The healthcare provider targets contraction knots in soft tissues of the affected areas, which perpetuate the pain cycle. These knots tend to form when muscles become tense due to stress, overuse or other factors, and fail to release. Eliminating contraction knots helps to increase the range of motion while relieving pain and reducing tension.

Dry Needling in Austin

Dry Needling has broad applicability and can be used to treat pain in many areas of the body. The providers at Austin Preferred Integrative Medicine use this modality to successfully treat many different conditions, including but not limited to:

Dry Needling helps patients find relief in the form of an increased range of motion, decreased pain and inflammation, improved circulation and restored functionality. Furthermore, its effectiveness has made it one of the most asked about options at our practice. 

Austin Preferred offers this treatment with Alicia Poche, who is considered as one of the top providers for Dry Needling in Austin. This technique is most effective when combined with other physical medicine options. Consequently, our providers usually incorporate it into traditional Physical Therapy plans of care.

Call (512) 442-2727 with questions or to schedule an appointment at our South Austin clinic. Additionally, you can visit our Services and Conditions pages for more information on treatment at Austin Preferred.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: How is Dry Needling different from acupuncture? 

A: While the two modalities are similar in some ways, Dry Needling is a more targeted approach which focuses on specific sites of pain. 

Q: How long does it take to experience results from treatment?

A: Many patients experience relief to some extent after the first session, though a series of treatments is thought to produce the best results.

Q: How can I get the most out of my Dry Needling appointment?

A: There are things the patient can do outside of the appointment to get the best possible effect. Stretching and strengthening the muscles while incorporating the use of heat packs can help in this regard.

Q: Why should I choose Austin Preferred for Dry Needling in Austin?

A: The providers at Austin Preferred use this modality to effectively treat many conditions, even for patients who haven’t been able to find relief through other approaches.

Learn why we are considered a top provider for Integrative Medicine in Austin!

Call (512) 442-2727 with questions about the services we offer, or to schedule an appointment at our South Austin clinic.
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