The Doctor Dads interview Dr. Parul Haribhai a physical therapist and therapeutic pain specialist. We focus our conversation on the therapeutic benefits of dry needling.
While still a relatively unknown procedure to many, this method is a proven pain solution option, it’s minimally invasive, requires no medication, and targets a wide range of common and uncommon conditions.
Dry needling is a safe and effective technique for addressing neuro-musculoskeletal pain and movement issues. This method targets trigger points, which are the local contracture or tight bands in a muscle fiber. Trigger points can cause pain, tenderness, restrict range of motion, and disrupt overall muscle function. With dry needling a thin monofilament needle is used to manipulate trigger points.
Below are just a few conditions that can be treated, at least in part, by dry needling:
- Muscle tightness
- Musculoskeletal dysfunctions
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Sports injuries
DR. PARUL HARIBHAI, PT, DPT
is a physical therapist and therapeutic pain specialist with over two decades of outpatient experience. She is also a certified myofascial trigger point therapist certified in dry needling. She is experienced in back pain, neck pain, joint injuries, chronic pain, and much more.
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