Published on December 09, 2019

Dry Needling Offered at Pella Regional’s Therapy Services

PELLA, Iowa— Dry Needling is now offered at Pella Regional’s Therapy Services in Pella. Dry needling is used to treat pain and tightness in the muscles. 

Muscles sometimes develop knots or trigger points and often are the cause of pain. Physical therapists push thin needles through the skin into trigger points. The needles are used to stimulate the tissue, not inject medication. 

“Dry needling is a tool that is often used when other techniques are not as effective or a quicker response is needed,” said Gary Elises, Physical Therapist at Pella Regional. “Dry needling is also used in conjunction with other treatment plans. It is another tool in our tool bag that we use to treat chronic pain or injuries.”

Anyone experiencing a variety of pain problems can benefit from dry needling:

  • Acute/chronic injuries
  • Headaches
  • Neck/back pain
  • Tendinitis
  • Muscle spasms
  • Sciatica
  • Hip/knee pain
  • Muscle strains
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Epicondylitis
  • Patellar Femoral Syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Tennis/Golfer’s Elbow
  • Overuse injuries

For more information on dry needling, contact Pella Regional’s Therapy Services at 641-628-6623. Before starting treatment with dry needling, check with your insurance provider for coverage information.