Functional Dry Needling

Many People Have Heard Of Dry Needling, But Don't Fully Understand
What It Does And How It Can Help Them.

Let Us Answer Those Questions For You.

What Is Dry Needling?

Dry needling is a proven treatment technique that involves the insertion of tiny sterile needles into tight, painful muscle knots (trigger points).

We needle the areas where you have pain. This can help to “reset” the muscles to the way they were before you had a problem with that area.

How Is It Different Than Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a Traditional Chinese Medicine technique whereas Dry Needling is a modern neuromuscular technique utilized by Physical Therapists, Chiropractors, and even some Doctors.

Acupuncture focuses on balancing energy flow or “life force”, known as “chi or qi” (“chee”), whereas Dry Needling is based on traditional orthopedic examination methods looking at muscle tone, strength, joint range of motion, and neuromuscular symptoms.

Acupuncture and Dry Needling use almost identical needles, but the assessment, techniques, and philosophies are vastly different.

What Are The Benefits Of Dry Needling?

Pain Relief

Dry Needling has been shown to cause neurophysiological changes that promote pain relief.

Improved Range Of Motion

Dry Needling also facilitates muscles to relax and “reset” back to their healthy state.

Increase Blood Flow

Dry Needling has been shown to increase blood flow which enhances the healing process.

Improved Muscle Function

Dry Needling has been shown to increase blood flow which enhances the healing process.

How Does Dry Needling Help Me Heal Faster From An Injury?

Lots of muscle tension is formed when you’re a runner or athlete pushing yourself to your best.

Dry needling releases tense muscles in your body, helps you recover quicker from injuries, and even prepares you between big races or training sessions. Runners and athletes have a lot to gain by getting dry needling.

How Does It Help Runners And Athletes?

Dry needling stimulates the body’s healing process. It does this by relieving trigger points that form in the body anytime one gets injured.

It also increases blood flow to that area of the body, which is crucial for healing and recovery. You really can speed up your healing process by using dry needling.

Lots of muscle tension is formed when you’re a runner or athlete pushing yourself to your best.

Dry needling releases tense muscles in your body, helps you recover quicker from injuries, and even prepares you between big races or training sessions. Runners and athletes have a lot to gain by getting dry needling.

Can Dry Needling Help Me Recover Quicker Even If I'm Not Injured?

Dry needling jumpstarts the body’s recovery process after strenuous activity. Many college and pro athletes regularly use dry needling in order to recover after a tough run or race, but this treatment doesn’t have to be saved exclusively for high-competition level athletes. 

It can be used on you today!

What Other People Just Like You Are Saying About Up And Running Physical Therapy In Fort Collins, CO...

Kylie B.
“AJ is incredible! I was battling a hip injury less than 2 weeks out from my marathon, I was experiencing pain that I was concerned might hinder my performance (and even attendance) at the race. Luckily enough, I was able to put in a few dry needling and PT sessions with Dr. Coen and felt little pain during my successful completion of the Moab trail marathon! I’ll definitely will continuing my sessions w AJ.”
Kayla L.
“AJ was very knowledgeable about pain referral patterns and was able to improve my hip/low back pain with just one dry needling session. He explained his thought process every step of the way & made me feel comfortable throughout the treatment. Very skilled & professional. Would highly recommend to anyone.“

Does It Hurt?

Most people describe:

Is It Safe?

There are no risks with Dry Needling that aren’t minimizable with safety precautions.

What Are The Risks?

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