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How Acupuncture Needles Promote Healing

Posted April 19, 2022

Doctor performing acupuncture

Dry needling involves insertion of a very thin needle around trigger points, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and nerves to elicit a biochemical response in the brain to release trigger points and improve the body’s perception of pain location and intensity. Dry needling has been proven to be both very safe and effective for treating pain and improving function.  Dry needling is practiced within the framework of western medicine, not within the framework of traditional Chinese medicine that serves to alter energy flow in the body.

A variety of musculoskeletal problems can be alleviated by dry needling, including:

  • Knee osteoarthritis
  • Headaches
  • Neck and/or back pain
  • Tendinitis
  • Muscle spasms
  • Sciatica pain
  • Hip and/or knee pain
  • Muscle Strains
  • Fibromyalgia
  • “Tennis Elbow” or “Golfers Elbow”
  • Plantar Fasciitis

The scope of the physical therapy profession is continuously evolving, enabling clinicians to treat a variety of conditions.  Joseph R. Crewes, PT, DPT and Christopher Headrick, PT, DPT are certified in the dry needling technique.

If you have any questions regarding your candidacy for physical therapy, please contact Summa Rehabilitation Services at Wadsworth Community Center by calling 330.334.0704.

Summa Rehabilitation Services are dedicated to providing one-on-one, individualized patient care using the latest interventions supported by research to ensure optimal outcomes.   A variety of conditions are treated, which include but are not limited to:

  • Muscle and joint injuries and conditions, like arthritis
  • Balance and walking difficulties
  • Cardiovascular conditions
  • Chronic pain and fibromyalgia
  • Dizziness and headaches
  • Neurological conditions
  • Pre- and post-op conditions
  • Pelvic floor dysfunction


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