Dry Needling is the practice of inserting thin monofilament needles into trigger points in muscles, ligament, tendons, fascia, scar tissue, and around peripheral nerves to treat neuromuscular conditions including but not limited to myofascial pain, joint and muscle pains, headaches, whiplash, tendonitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, low back and sciatic pain, plantar fascitis, muscle spasm, and most other musculoskeletal pain related disorders.
The practice of Dry Needling is similar to acupuncture and uses the same needles. There is a significant overlap of myofascial trigger points and acupuncture points, but dry needling is based on western medical diagnosis and theory related to pain pathways, inhibition of those pathways, and promoting a healing response, not on traditional Chinese or Oriental Medicine diagnoses, or on the theory of moving “qi” along meridians.
I was having problems with my back for about nine months. I found Aces P.T. and Brian figured out that it was my back and pelvis. He was very professional, compassionate and knowledgeable. He put me on a customized treatment plan that finally gave me relief with in the first few weeks of treatment. I highly recommend him all the time to family and friends!
I first went to see Brian with an injury to my Quad. I immediately realized that Brian truly cared about the well-being of his clients. He turned my negative attitude into a positive one. He was upbeat and lifted my spirits! I feel that this is a huge part of healing an injury.
Stephanie S., short & mid-distance runner/competitor
He is the only physical therapist I am aware of – past or present, who takes a comprehensive and holistic approach to client treatment.”