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Dry Needling

What is Dry Needling?

Dry needling uses very thin needles without any medication (a dry needle) to treat pain caused by a wide range of musculoskeletal problems. Dry needling therapy is excellent for reducing pain from injury, reducing inflammation and bruising, gaining range of motion and flexibility, help turning weak muscles on, and can even relax muscles.

In contrast to acupuncture, which uses an ancient meridian system for needle placement, dry needling uses a western anatomical model to determine needle placement. Dry needling works by mediating pain pathways and promoting a return to balance in the body (homeostasis) by creating a small lesion that facilitates a healing response.

Dry needling is not intended to replace other customary components of your treatment program. In fact, it is best used in conjunction with other treatments, including manual therapy, therapeutic exercise or modalities such as electrical stimulation (which in some cases may be combined with your needling treatment).

Cost of Dry Needling at C.O.M.P.E.T.E Physical Therapy in Fargo North Dakota and Moorhead Minnesota

This treatment comes at no extra cost to you. COMPETE Physical Therapy & Wellness LLC is a not a fee-for-service provider, which means you don’t have to pay extra for every different treatment you receive as in most clinics. Our flat rate is based on our time with you, so there’s never an up-charge, never a co-pay and no surprises!

How Does Dry Needling Therapy Work?

There is more to this therapy than just sticking a dry needle into your skin and magically making you feel better. Needling creates a lesion that starts numerous physiological healing mechanisms which include remodeling injured tissue by causing beneficial blood flow and progressive tissue recovery. It replaces injured tissue with fresh tissue of the same type.

Overall, what makes needling effective is that it basically encourages your body to fix the injury and reduce the pain by naturally healing itself.

C.O.M.P.E.T.E Physical Therapy & Wellness LLC offers Expert Dry Needling Therapy Services 

We offer a variety of PT services that help you get back to living the life you love and one of them is dry needling therapy.  We promise to deliver a personal and informative experience to help you on your road to recovery.  Schedule with C.O.M.P.E.T.E Physical Therapy & Wellness in Fargo, North Dakota and Moorhead, Minnesota today!

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