Dry needling and cupping are some of the top treatments we provide to help patients feel better and get back to the game of life! If you are experiencing pain or long-term aches and pain, contact our Layton physical therapy office. We have a variety of treatments that will be able to reduce inflammation and improve mobility.
What is Dry Needling?
Dry needling is one of our in-office treatments we use to assist patients with pain in the muscles and fascia. Dysfunctions in the musculoskeletal system need physical therapy treatment as they will continue to cause pain, inflammation, and swelling. Dry needling involves the use of filament needles that are directly inserted into the skin with the aim at targeting the dysfunction and reducing pain, improving mobility, and restoring function. Dry needling works and will be able to restore healthy function to the tissues that are effected, which allow the patient to feel better faster.
What is Cupping?
Cupping is an effective, gentle way that will is used to restore function, improve mobility, improve flexibility, and restore movement. Flexibility in the soft tissue aids in helping your body to function properly and naturally. Cupping is a great way to reach the cartilage, ligaments, tendons, and muscles.
Cupping is relatively new for many people, but it is actually an old practice as it started from traditional Chinese medicine. Cupping works through the use of heat or suction to create a vacuum against the skin. The glass is placed on the skin and the heat helps to gently lift the skin and helps to penetrate the underlying tissues. As the heat gently penetrates the muscle, it breaks up cross linkages between tissue layers. As the cross links are fixed, it aids in flexibility. Cupping will also help to improve hydration of the tissues and does reduce additional cross linkages from occurring.
When the treatment is over, you will have some small red residual marks on the skin. We are seeing several Olympic athletes using this treatment method during the Olympics as it does aid in flexibility and allows them to perform at a higher level.
Schedule a Physical Therapy Appointment
One of the best things you can do is contact our Layton Physical Therapy team for a consultation. We will discuss your health and different treatments that will be able to improve your health and help you get back to the game of life!