Dry Needling at Elite Bodyworks

Dry needling is one of the many services offered at Elite Bodyworks. Many people are becoming familiar with the technique as it gains popularity within the Physical Therapy profession. However, not all dry needling techniques are the same.

Carol Grgic has been trained in advanced dry needling techniques through Integrative Dry Needling (IDN). This method is based on neuro-anatomy and the modern scientific study of the muscle and nerve systems. A very fine filament needle is inserted through the skin and into the deeper tissues, usually directly in the area of your pain. One of the ways dry needling works is by causing a small lesion within the affected area. This helps break up shortened tissues, inhibit nervous system reflexes, normalize inflammation, and centrally mediate pain. These effects provide an environment that enhances the body’s ability to heal, ultimately reducing pain. 

More Than Trigger Points

Many dry needling methods only focus on “trigger points” or restricted tissue areas. While the IDN method can address trigger points, it also addresses dysfunction within the neurological system and can provide even more substantial relief of symptoms. Dry needling can also be performed in combination with electric stimulation for an enhanced effect. Dry needling techniques are especially effective for the treatment of headaches, including post-concussion headaches.

Following dry needling, the body can benefit from targeted strengthening and neuromuscular reeducation.  We will usually incorporate these techniques immediately after a dry needling session to help reinforce the changes in your body. Dry needling can also be performed with other manual therapy techniques, such as joint mobilization and deep tissue work. 

Unlike some other dry needling methods, IDN delivery is minimally painful, and you can continue your normal activities after the treatment. The IDN techniques can also enhance athletic recovery. Contact us to see what dry needling can do for you!

Expert techniques for faster results

Carol Grgic has been certified in dry needling for over ten years. She was instrumental in starting the dry needling program at Aurora Health Care and continues to provide safety and technique mentorship to other therapists. She has used dry needling extensively with professional, collegiate, and recreational athletes for injury recovery. Her expert techniques have helped countless clients recover from pain and dysfunction, and they can help you too!

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