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Needling Therapy

Needling Therapy

What is dry needling therapy?

Dry needling physical therapy is a widely used and effective treatment in treating neuromuscular discomfort. It targets trigger points that form in our muscles from time to time. They become extremely sensitive to touch, resulting in excruciating pain. During dry needling, solid needles are placed into trigger sites through the skin. This treatment is also useful in recovering sports injuries. Trigger point dry needling or myofascial trigger point dry needling, are the other names for it.

Benefits of dry needling

For the following reasons, dry needling has been a popular treatment option for a variety of muscular problems:

Relieves muscle spasms and discomfort
Helps recover from sports injuries for athletes
It helps in treating headache problems
Helps treat neck and back pain
Since no medication is used in this treatment, there is hardly any risk of allergic reactions

Therapeutic exercises:

Therapeutic exercises and their types

Therapeutic exercise

Therapeutic movements based on a scientific and planned basis are prescribed by the physical therapist according to the patient’s condition, with the aim of stimulating or restoring the normal functions of the affected part, maintaining its current condition, or increasing its efficiency. The body responds and interacts with them to rehabilitate the affected part. In most cases, the choice of the type of exercise and its method follows For the purpose of therapeutic exercises, in addition to diagnosing the patient, the condition, and his needs
Types of therapeutic exercises

1- Exercises to maintain range of motion

Through these exercises, we aim to maintain joint movement and prevent muscle shortening, thus preventing any functional or motor dysfunction in the affected part. It is possible for the patient to perform them alone or with the help of a physical therapist or any assistive tool, and then it is called Active Range of Motion.Or it is performed by a physical therapist without any assistance from the patient, and then it is called Passive Range of Motion

2- Resistance exercise

Exercises performed by the patient with the aim of increasing muscle strength and endurance. These exercises are performed by providing resistance to movement, and this resistance is either mediated by a physical therapist or through some devices.

3- Flexibility Exercise

These exercises aim to increase muscle and joint flexibility, especially in cases of muscle shortening or adhesions that impede the movement of the affected part

4- Balance and Coordination Exercise

Exercises are prescribed to regulate the movement of the affected limb against gravity to maintain the body’s movement within the center of gravity and the base of stability to prevent falls and stimulate the interaction between the sensory and motor systems to maintain the body’s balance.

5- Cardiovascular Endurance Exercise

These exercises are performed for a long period and at low intensity with the aim of increasing the endurance of the respiratory and circulatory systems

6- Functional Exercises

The goal of any of the previous exercises is to return the patient to his functional life, and therefore these exercises are done by giving the patient exercises that are similar to the functions that he performs in his daily life.

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