WANT TO RECOVER FASTER FROM PAIN OR INJURY? Why DRY NEEDING is gaining attention - and getting results Dear Fellow NW Indiana Resident, Despite its scary-sounding name, “dry needling” is a safe, effective treatment involving needles that are the same size as those used in acupuncture. Unlike acupuncture sessions, which can involve dozens of needles in several areas of the body, dry needling often utilizes just a few needles that are strategically placed along affected muscles. Dry needling can loosen stiff muscles, ease joint pain, improve blood flow and oxygen circulation within the body. That brings results for those who are trying to optimize daily performance, recover faster from injury, or prevent issues from becoming chronic. A practitioner will insert a needle along a client’s trigger points — the tight bands of tissue within a muscle — to promote the body’s own healing mechanisms.Dry needling uses very thin needles that are typically not painful are 8x smaller than those used for your vaccines with your medical doctor. While some areas may be more tender than others, dry needling typically does not cause more pain than your current symptoms. 2 Facts that can help you consider whether dry needling might be a treatment option to pursue: • WHEN YOU ADDRESS TRIGGER POINTS, YOU CAN IMPROVE PHYSICAL FUNCTION When a needle hits a trigger point, metabolic waste chemicals including lactic acid that have been built up inside the tissue are released. Once this block is removed, the body increases blood flow and oxygen circulation to the area, and the body’s natural healing capabilities come into play. In general, trigger points cause tightness in the muscles that block blood flow and oxygen; dry needling removes that block. • DRY NEEDLING IS PRECISE IN TRIGGER POINT TARGETING A trained dry needling practitioner doesn’t figure out where your points are by literally poking around. Instead, he or she creates a map of trigger points by first doing a comprehensive assessment of your muscles and tight spots within them. Once these points are found, a therapist will target the most painful ones first and then work to alleviate the others. To your unhindered life, Dr. Arlan Alburo PT, DPT, MTC Orthopedic and Balance Therapy Specialists THE DRY NEEDLING OPEN HOUSE EVENT Tuesday October 18, 2022 from 1-5 PM To help our fellow NW Indiana residents determine if dry needling would benefit them and in celebration of National Physical Therapy Month, we are hosting The Dry Needling Open House Event at all four of our NW Indiana locations. The event will be particularly beneficial for those who are suffering from any of the following: • Back Pain/Sciatica • Neck Pain/Headaches • Tennis/Golfers Elbow • Hip and Leg Pain • Peripheral Neuropathy • Frozen Shoulder • Shoulder/Arm Pain • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome • Frozen Shoulder Each attendee will receive a FREE 30-minute Dry Needling Discovery session. • We will discuss with you the history of your condition • Our physical therapist will perform a trigger point examination • A written plan to address your condition including possibly the use of Dry Needling • A free trial session of dry needling We have 13 FREE Dry Needling Discovery Session spots available at each location. PS-Attend our FREE Dry Needling Open House Event on Tuesday October 20th from 1-5 PM. You do need to register to save a spot and claim your FREE Dry Needling Discovery Session. PPS- CALL OUR NEAREST OFFICE TO SAVE YOUR SPOT THE DRY NEEDLING OPEN HOUSE EVENT TUESDAY OCTOBER 18, 2022 FROM 1-5 PM CALL OUR NEAREST OFFICE TO SAVE YOUR SPOT: VALPARAISO: CROWN POINT: HIGHL HIGHLAND: LLAPORTE: 219-548-8770 219-310-8278 219-301-7961 219-380-0809