Dry Needling

Dry Needling is a proven technique to relieve muscle or joint stiffness, spasm and pain. Results can include the immediate decrease of pain, increased motion and regained function.

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What is Functional Dry Needling?

Dry needling is a technique used to treat muscle pain. It is based on western medicine and supported by modern scientific research of the musculoskeletal and nervous system. Thin monofilament needles are used to release trigger points found in muscle and connective tissue. Dry Needling relieves pain and improves range of motion.

A Dry Needling procedure usually takes about 15 to 30 minutes, depending on how many muscles are treated. The procedure is generally part of a larger physical therapy treatment plan but can be effectively delivered as standalone treatment or part of a maintenance program for a chronic condition.

To believe I would be pain free again is amazing.  Health Motion has been tremendous in helping me understand the cause of my pain and how to manage it, which ultimately led to becoming pain free along with exercise.  Everyone here has been fantastic and just plain fun to come see.  Thanks to Everyone!
PY
To believe I would be pain free again is amazing.  Health Motion has been tremendous in helping me understand the cause of my pain and how to manage it, which ultimately led to becoming pain free along with exercise.  Everyone here has been fantastic and just plain fun to come see.  Thanks to Everyone!
PY

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Effective

Dry Needling can be beneficial to anyone experiencing pain. Common complaints and ailments treated by functional dry needling include:

 

  • Fibromyalgia
  • Muscle spasms / strains
  • Chronically tight calves or other muscles
  • Runner’s knee
  • Tennis elbow
  • Tendonitis
  • Hip and Knee Pain
  • Neck and Back Pain
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Headaches and more

     

    Patient’s often worry that dry needling will be painful. However, most patients say they have little sensation of the needles and none report pain with the procedure. A slight twitching sensation from the muscle may be felt along with some minor discomfort during the procedure. Some individuals may experience muscle
    soreness after the procedure similar to the muscle soreness reported by athletes after a hard workout.

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Certified Provider

Dr. TJ Olthoff is a licensed physical therapist at Health Motion and delivers all of our Dry Needling treatments. TJ earned his Doctorate from Grand Valley State University and has his Bachelor’s in Biopsychology. As a PT at Health Motion focusing on orthopedic care, he performs both Manual Therapy and Dry Needling for his patients. TJ provides excellent results and is certified in Functional Dry Needling.

To believe I would be pain free again is amazing.  Health Motion has been tremendous in helping me understand the cause of my pain and how to manage it, which ultimately led to becoming pain free along with exercise.  Everyone here has been fantastic and just plain fun to come see.  Thanks to Everyone!
PY
To believe I would be pain free again is amazing.  Health Motion has been tremendous in helping me understand the cause of my pain and how to manage it, which ultimately led to becoming pain free along with exercise.  Everyone here has been fantastic and just plain fun to come see.  Thanks to Everyone!
PY

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Dry Needling Services

Functional Dry Needling is a service that is not covered by most traditional health insurances in the state of Michigan. We will verify your insurance coverage and let you know if you will be responsible for the cost of the service before your treatment.  All patient’s must receive an initial evaluation for Dry Needling from T.J. prior to, or in conjunction with, their first treatment.

Initial Evaluation: $75
Cost per Treatment: $55
Package of 4 treatments: $200

Current patients receive 50% off all Dry Needling Services, when delivered in conjunction with a current physical therapy treatment plan.

We can help you. Request an appointment for dry needling today.