Back & Neck Pain

Lower back pain is a growing epidemic in this country. It is estimated that it disables seven million Americans each year.

Chronic Pain

Body Elite Physical Therapy works with patients to reduce chronic pain. We offer various treatments, including dry needling, massage, and more.

Strains & Sprains

Severe sprains and strains can put a damper on enjoying everyday tasks. Our therapists have training in treating ankles, wrists, and other common sprains to reduce pain and promote healing.

Treat Chronic Pain with Dry Needling in Winchester, VA

Body Elite Physical Therapy Offers Dry Needling

Integrative dry needling is a highly effective form of physical therapy for the treatment of a variety of musculoskeletal and neuromuscular conditions. It is not appropriate for all conditions or pathologies and the use of the technique will be at the discretion of your physical therapist. Integrative dry needling is not acupuncture – it is based on neuroanatomy and modern scientific study of the musculoskeletal and neuromuscular systems.

Physical therapists Karie and Kara at Body Elite Physical Therapy in Winchester, VA, are certified in dry needling. Call us today at (540) 535-7222 to learn more about dry needling and how it can benefit your treatment.

How Does Dry Needling Work?

Dry needling is a slightly invasive treatment that is performed in our clinic. A very fine filament needle is inserted through the skin and into the deeper tissues that are considered trigger points to your pain. Dry needling works by causing a microlesion within the pathological tissue thus breaking up shortened tissues, inhibiting a reflex arc from the nervous system to the tissue, normalizing the inflammatory response, and centrally mediating pain. The mechanical and neuromuscular effect provides an environment that enhances the body’s ability to heal, which ultimately reduces pain.

In most cases, your physical therapist will use dry needling along with other forms of therapy to get the best results. Talk with your therapist today to see if dry needling is right for you.

Treat Joint Pain with Body Elite Physical Therapy in Winchester, VA

Physical therapy is different for everyone, and at Body Elite Physical Therapy we work to provide complete personalized treatment. Dry needling, while proven effective, may not work for all patients or pain. We also provide Pilates, massage therapy, manual therapy, and many other options in treating joint pain and other chronic pains. Contact Body Elite toady to learn more about our options. We proudly treat patients in Winchester, VA; Martinsburg, WV; Stephens City, VA; and the surrounding areas.