When trying to relieve muscle pain, finding the right treatment can seem like a daunting task. Physical therapy is usually the last thing on your mind. Even if you decide on therapy, where should you go? You’re in luck because Peak Performance Physical Therapy has multiple locations within the Baton Rouge area to facilitate your needs. Our friendly and knowledgeable team can help alleviate your muscle pain with various techniques based on the appropriate treatment. One treatment, in particular, is “trigger point dry needling” and we found that it works wonders on muscle tightness and spasms following various injuries. Don’t suffer any longer! Learn more about dry needle therapy and how it might help you.
A Short History Of Dry Needle Therapy
Sometimes after an injury, muscle pain and stiffness may not go away promptly. Because of this pain, dry needling therapy was designed to ease the muscles back to their original state. Specifically, this treatment involves placing very thin needles in trigger points within muscles or surrounding tissue. This act helps release the knot and the associated muscle pain. In addition to relieving muscular pain, dry needle therapy has been known to help with improving flexibility and increasing range of motion.
The history and variances of dry needling are very extensive. Many physical therapists credit the development of dry needling to Janet Travell in the 1940s. But it was not until the 1979 publication of “The Needle Effect in the Relief of Myofascial Pain” by Karel Lewit that the therapeutic effects of the treatment were first recorded.
The staff at Peak Performance understands the practice and effects of trigger point dry needling. Our practitioners have helped many patients through treatments like dry needling. Check out what our patients say about us!
Other Physical Therapy Services We Offer
We would not be able to properly help our patients if we did not offer a multitude of services for various injuries. That is why in addition to trigger point dry needling we are also accomplished in the following treatments:
- Electrical Stimulation (NMES): Applying an electrical current to elicit muscle contraction.
- Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS): A method of electrostimulation utilized for treating various injuries.
- Ultrasound: High-frequency sound waves that vibrate tissues within the injured area.
- Phonophoresis: Applying anti-inflammatory or pain-relieving cream tissue and then ultrasound is used to penetrate the medicine into the underlying tissues.
- Iontophoresis: Non-invasive method of delivering anti-inflammatory medicine through electrical polarity.
- Mechanical Traction: This is a technique utilized to stretch and mobilize the spine.
- Extremity Whirlpool: Technique of utilizing a warm water bath increase blood flow and promotes muscle relaxation.
- Alter-G Treadmill: Utilized to rehab post-surgery or train through an injury. The technology reduces the impact of walking or running.
- ASTYM: A method of utilizing instruments across the skin's surface to identify problem areas and stimulate the healing process. Common in addressing scarring, fibrosis, and degeneration within soft tissue.
Schedule an appointment at one of our various clinics and allow us the privilege of helping you achieve a better quality of life after your injury.
Use Peak Performance For Your Dry Needle Therapy In Baton Rouge!
Contact our experienced staff at Peak Performance to schedule an evaluation and learn more about dry needle therapy. Within Baton Rouge, we have four clinics located conveniently at Industriplex, Perkins, Monterrey Blvd, and Mid-City. If you have any additional questions, feel free to drop us an inquiry on our contact page. Let’s get you feeling better than you did before.