Physical Therapists can help decrease pain and improve range of motion with a variety of different treatments and techniques.
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Initial Exam and Joint Manipulations with a Licensed Physical Therapist
What's Included: An initial examination and joint manipulations with a licensed Physical Therapist.
You will meet with our Physical Therapist to ask questions and discuss your aches and pains. After your examination, your certified therapist will perform a series of joint manipulations to the affected area/body part. (See additional information to learn exactly what joint manipulations are.)
Initial Exam, Joint Manipulations, and Dry Needling Treatment with a Physical Therapist
What's Included: An initial examination, joint manipulations and a dry needling treatment to one body part with a licensed Physical Therapist.
You will meet with our Physical Therapist to ask questions and discuss your aches and pains. After your examination, your certified therapist will perform a series of joint manipulations to the affected area/body part. You will then receive a dry needling treatment to the same body part to help decrease pain and improve range of motion. (See additional information to learn more about joint manipulations and dry needling.)
Joint Manipulation: Joint manipulations are a quick stretch applied to a joint with enough force to cause a release of nitrogen gas. When the nitrogen gas releases it causes the popping sound that we hear, much like taking a suction cup off a window as the pressure quickly changes there is a sound when the gas bubble is released. With this change in joint pressure, we achieve neurophysiological (nervous system) and biophysiological (muscular and joint) effects; such as improved muscle function, decreased pain perception and improved joint mobility. Other professions such as chiropractors and Osteopaths use joint manipulation as well; although techniques can differ among our different professions.
Joint manipulations are used most in the spine but can also be used in the joints in the extremities, such as elbow, wrist, fingers, SI joints, hip, ankle and feet. It is used when the joint is feeling stiff or if movement is restricted.
Dry Needling: Dry needling is a skilled technique performed by a physical therapist using filiform needles to penetrate the skin and/or underlying tissues to affect change in body structures and functions for the evaluation and management of neuromusculoskeletal conditions, pain, movement impairments, and disability. Dry needling is a modern, science-based intervention for the treatment of pain and dysfunction in musculoskeletal conditions such as neck pain, shoulder impingement, tennis elbow, neck pain, knee pain, shin splints, plantar fasciitis, or low back pain. Dry needling has also been found to be beneficial for arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, headaches, TMJ disorders, radiculopathies, and chronic pain. It is similar to acupuncture, but dry needling can only be performed by a certified Physical Therapist.
About Physical Therapy of Milwaukee
Physical Therapy of Milwaukee is a community-based clinic that has been keeping Milwaukee pain free for the past 7 years. We specialize in treating muscle and joint pain, work injuries, sports injuries, and more! Our goal is to improve the health and quality of life of individuals by providing a superior level of patient care that is focused on the individual needs of each patient.
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