Physical therapists at Hattiesburg Clinic are offering a new form of therapy. Jeremy Bennett, PT, DPT, at Bellevue Physical Therapy, and Ryan Woods, PT, DPT, at Poplarville Physical Therapy are now offering dry needling.
Dry needling, also known as intramuscular manual therapy, is a technique in which a small “dry” needle – one without medication or injection – is inserted into areas of the muscle, called trigger points.
“The goal is to stimulate the body’s natural healing response in an effort to improve the function of the musculoskeletal system and reduce symptoms,” said Woods.
Dry needling is used to treat a variety of conditions, including:
- Musculoskeletal injuries
- Tissue inflammation
- Radicular pain
- Sensitized nerve tissue
- Tissue adhesions
“Patients with musculoskeletal dysfunction are the majority of our clientele. Dry needling gives us another way of addressing these issues,” said Bennett.
Both Bennett and Woods have specialized training and certification in dry needling therapy. For the most effective treatment, this service is performed as part of a comprehensive rehabilitation plan rather than a standalone treatment.
To schedule an appointment at either of these locations, call Bellevue Physical Therapy at 601-261-1550 or Poplarville Physical Therapy 601-795-6618.