Intramuscular Manual Therapy (Dry Needling)
Intramuscular Manual Therapy (IMT), also known as dry needling has been found in to improve pain, disability and function. The process of dry needling involves gently inserting a solid filament needle into the painful part of the muscle (the trigger point) in order to relax or release it.
Dry Needling is effective for resolving soft tissue dysfunction, such as inflammation, tendonitis, contractures, trigger points, tissue adhesions, microcirculation, edema, and various other musculoskeletal conditions.
A comprehensive examination and evaluation of the neuromusculoskeletal systems allows Dr. Hanlon to develop a comprehensive treatment strategy for each of her patients and decide afterwards if dry needling would be beneficial for each individual patient.
Intramuscular manual therapy is only one component of a multidimensional treatment approach, geared at creating a successful outcome for you. At the office of Gina Marie Hanlon, D.C., P.C., we address various musculoskeletal conditions such as biomechanical muscle imbalances, postural dysfunctions, muscular flexibility limitations, strength deficits, swollen or stiff joints, and many other conditions… all of these conditions may require much more than just dry needling.