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  • Dry Needling Certification

    NovaCare Rehabilitation is pleased to announce the addition of 16 physical therapists in our Chicago market becoming certified in dry needling. Congratulations to Arshya Adeli, P.T.; Orit Aharon, P.T.; Charles Cox, P.T.; Hetal Kulkarni, P.T.; Gina Kolk, P.T.; Terry Stanek, P.T.; Jonathon Schwartz, P.T.; Katie Wax, P.T.; Greg Zukowski, P.T.; Sarah Plumley, P.T.; Mary Mankarious, P.T.; Nick Liberatore, P.T.; D. Mike Kelly, P.T.; Nora Evans, P.T.; Tracey Liepold, P.T.; and Erin Lamb, P.T.

    Dry Needling (DN) is a procedure in which filiform needles are used to deactivate myofascial trigger points. It is NOT acupuncture. DN allows muscle spasms to relax and inhibits pain at a local and systemic level. Patients typically report immediate pain relief that can last a few hours to a few weeks to allow for restoration of normal muscle function. Frequency of DN treatment is different for each individual and used with other modalities and exercises in the center.

    Conditions that Benefit from Dry Needling

    • Low back and neck pain, including radiculopathy
    • Shoulder and arm pain, tendonitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, impingement
    • Hip and leg pain, sciatica, muscle strain, calf-tightness/spasm
    • Foot and ankle sprain, Achilles tendonitis, plantar fasciitis
    • Headache, face and jaw pain
    • Fibromyalgia… And more!

    Services vary by location. Find a local NovaCare physical therapy center to see if dry needling services are offered near you.