Specially trained physical therapists perform dry needling at CHI Saint Joseph Health – Outpatient Rehabilitation locations in Mount Sterling, Berea and Flemingsburg. The procedure is available as a standalone treatment or as part of a longer physical therapy session.
Prior to treatment, patients undergo a physical exam to determine where to insert the needles and how many to use. Milanoski said the number of dry needling treatments prescribed varies and is based on several factors, including age and whether the pain is acute or chronic.
“Importantly, the needles don’t hurt while going through the skin, although some individuals may experience a mild burning sensation or muscle twitching,” Milanoski said. “Dry needling is a great tool for improving acute or chronic conditions as part of a physical therapy program.”
To learn more about CHI Saint Joseph Health – Outpatient Rehabilitation and find a location near you, visit CHISaintJosephHealth.org/otptspeech.