Dry Needling In Columbia

Dry Needling: A Comprehensive Solution for Muscle Restoration

Dry Needling, alternatively recognized as intramuscular stimulation (IMS) and trigger point dry needling (TDN), stands as a reliable, proficient, and influential treatment. Specifically developed to:

1.  Alleviate myofascial trigger points, and
2. Reestablish regular muscle tones, length, coordination, function, and power

Our One-On-One Physical Therapy Clinic Approach

Unlike the majority of other physical therapy clinics, our practice in Columbia provides an exceptional one-on-one approach for dry needling pain relief. Each of our therapists is not just a physical therapist but a Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT). Our mission is not just to mask symptoms but to dig deeper and solve the root of your problems.

Dry needling involves the usage of a sterile acupuncture needle, inserted through the skin into muscles, tendons, ligaments, and near nerves, with the goal of immediate pain reduction, decreased muscle tension, and increased mobility. It’s worth noting that dry needling is not acupuncture but is grounded in modern scientific studies of musculoskeletal and neuromuscular systems.

Our Clinic’s Commitment

Our therapy technique works by creating a conducive environment that enhances the body’s healing ability, reducing pain, and helping you get back to an even better state than you were before. It employs an involuntary spinal cord reflex, known as a local twitch response (LTR), causing lasting muscle relaxation due to the release of shortened bands of muscle fibers.

Backed by scientific research and modern Western medical practices, dry needling proves an effective treatment for chronic pain and various musculoskeletal conditions. However, it may require multiple sessions depending on your specific condition.

Stand Apart with Us

Dry needling bears similarity to acupuncture in its use of a dry, solid filament needle. Yet, it differs fundamentally, being based on Western neuroanatomy and the modern scientific study of the musculoskeletal and nervous systems.

Tackling Pain and Discomfort

Dry needling addresses tense regions within our muscles, providing relief to muscular tissue with these taut points. Used successfully to treat a variety of conditions from head, neck, shoulder, hand, wrist, back, hip, knee, shin, ankle, and foot pain, to plantar fasciitis, tendonitis, and other chronic pain conditions, dry needling provides immediate and lasting results.

Long-lasting Results and Recovery

Most patients who opt for dry needling will notice an immediate decrease in their symptoms. However, given the various causes of tender points, like muscular overuse, stress, or tissue trauma, additional interventions might be necessary to maintain these results.

A Clinic You Can Depend On

Dry Needling, when combined with our other one-on-one physical therapy treatments, serves as a powerful tool in relieving your pain and improving your function quickly. As highly qualified DPTs, we’re dedicated to providing you with an individualized plan of care to optimize your results with Dry Needling! Reach out to us today to learn more about our unique and effective dry needling therapy.

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Becky Kerr

I received excellent care from Patrick Casey.  At my request, he used dry needling and other therapies to relieve the pain in my neck, shoulder, and upper arm.  He always explained what he was doing and why and also gave me exercises to do at home. 

Holley Munnerlyn

I continue to be blown away by the care I receive at Ascent Total Performance. Dr. Floyd has treated several different joints/areas for me over the years and his knowledge and skill is unmatched. I actually drive from FL because there were no comparable therapists that I could find for dry needling. He has treated my plantar fasciitis, tendonitis in my ankle and a work injury to my wrist. I’m so thankful I found this practice. 


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