Dry Needling vs. Acupuncture – 3 Differences

SovereignLogoFigureWhen speaking to a specialist or physical therapist about treatment options for your pain, they may suggest something call dry needling.

It can sound intimidating, but is actually a common part of many physical therapy programs. Dry needling can also sound familiar to another type of needling procedure known as acupuncture. But these are not the same type of treatment.

1. Dry needling is a newer treatment procedure and one based on musculoskeletal science and Western neuroanatomy science. Acupuncture is based on Chinese and Eastern philosophies such as Chi, and is considered a form of traditional Chinese medicine.

Signs of a Pinched Nerve You May Have Missed

Sovereign-Logo-Facebook1Enduring a pinched nerve is uncomfortable to say the least.

They can occur at many different sites around the body – including the back and spine, wrist, and hips – and are the result of too much pressure being applied to the nerve by the surrounding bone, cartilage, muscle, or tendons. Anything from an injury to poor posture can trigger a pinched nerve.

Preventing Osteoporosis-Related Injuries

Gait training physical therapyOsteoporosis is a condition that compromises the integrity and strength of our bones, making them more susceptible to fractures and breaks. It primarily affects women over the age of 50, but men can also be affected.

Falls are a common concern for those living with osteoporosis, but these tips can help prevent injury and keep you safe.

Rehabilitation for the Recreational Athlete

SovereignLogoFigureAre you an avid indoor-soccer player, ultra-marathoner, or always on the golf course? When you suffer an injury that impacts your ability to physically perform out on the field, court, or road, we understand just how frustrating it can be. At Sovereign Rehabilitation, our physical therapists and support staff are here to help you get back to your favorite pastime as quickly as possible.

Here are a few examples of issues that we help our sports therapy patients work through:

  • IT band syndrome
  • Shoulder injuries
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Neck injuries
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Rotator cuff injuries