Dry Needling | Cupping
Dry Needling | Cupping Therapy
Dry Needling and Cupping can accelerate back, joint, or muscle recovery and help you return to an active lifestyle. Dry Needling and Cupping are an effective forms of treatment for soft tissue restriction, pain, and weakness.
Our certified physical therapists have extensive training and advanced equipment to deliver the results you need. If you would like to know more about the benefits, contact PRO Physical Therapy. Call to schedule an initial evaluation with one of our specialists.
What Is Dry Needling?
Dry needling is when a physical therapist gently inserts thin needles through the patient’s skin to alter a muscle’s response and therefore increase range of motion, decrease pain and restore function. Dry needling uses extremely fine needles that do not contain medication. Sometimes electrical stimulation is added. An electrical current transferred through the dry needle that can help with restoration of tissue by stimulating smooth muscle fibers to increase blood flow and increase or decrease muscle response.
It’s is important that this procedure is performed by a certified therapist according to state guidelines. Our Therapist at PRO Physical Therapy is state certified and ready to schedule you for an appointment today!
What Is Cupping?
Cupping is a type of deep tissue massage using suction through more than one silicone or plastic cups. Cups are applied anywhere from a few seconds to several minutes. Cups may be applied in a static position or when performing exercises.
Cupping seperates the layers of soft tissue through fascia decompression (suction) which allows for increase tissue movement and neurophysiological stimulation.
Due to applied decompression by the cups, some patients will have circular markings on their body. The response is different for everyone. You may see this happen because blood has risen to the surface of the skin and a positive chemical reaction has occured. These marks may last minutes to days.
It is important that this procedure is performed by a certified therapist according to state guidelines. Our Therapist at PRO Physical Therapy is state certified and ready to schedule you for an appointment today!
What Conditions Do Dry Needling | Cupping Treat?
Dry Needling and Cupping are affordable and simple solutions to common conditions.
Some common conditions that we treat include:
Acute and Chronic Tendonitis
Rotator Cuff Injuries
IT Band Syndrome
Loss of ROM and Flexibility
Headache (dry needling only)
Muscle and Soft Tissue Issues
During your initial evaluation, the physical therapist will complete both subjective and objective examination of your neuromuscular system (nerves and muscles). The therapist will also review and discuss your medical history and goals. This will determine if you are an appropriate patient for dry needling or cupping.
Depending on the treatment plan and your insurance, the therapist may perform the technique on the first or any follow-up visit.
After the dry needling or cupping technique is performed, the therapist will promote physical activity and movement re-education.
Benefits of Dry Needling | Cupping
It is especially effective in relieving pain caused by work or sports injuries. Some of the most common benefits include:
Increases range of motion and flexibility
Decreases or relieves pain
Improves joint mechanics
Decreases tightness or tension
Assists with relieving headaches
Improves recovery rate
Schedule Your Evaluation at PRO Physical Therapy
PRO Physical Therapy can help you get started today. To find out more about dry needling call and schedule an initial evaluation.