Rehab therapist administering dry needling

Treatment for a variety of problems affecting the neck, back, shoulder, arm, and other areas

Specially-trained rehabilitation therapists at Olathe Health offer Dry Needling, a form of treatment intended to decrease muscle and joint pain and improve range of motion and muscle function.

Our Dry Needling Treatment

Dry needling is a treatment offered by specially-trained Physical Therapists that uses a thin filiform needle to penetrate the skin and stimulate underlying muscle trigger points. This is intended to decrease muscle and joint pain and improve range of motion and muscle function. Dry Needling can be used to a variety of problems including, but not limited to, neck, back, shoulder arm, low back, buttock and leg pain (sciatica, hamstring and calf strains).

Olathe Health Rehabilitation Services offers Dry Needling at the following locations: Olathe Medical Center, Southpark Medical Plaza, Santa Fe Commons, Gardner and College Point. our therapists have received special training and can provide this treatment technique to a large variety of patients.

About Dry Needling

  • Dry needling can be used to treat a variety of muscular and/or joint problems. Many painful conditions are at least partially a resultant of active muscle trigger points. These taut bands of muscle fibers often develop from prolonged postural imbalances and can also be a result of compensation from more acute injuries. Such conditions include, but are not limited to, neck, back, shoulder, arm, low back, buttock and leg pain (sciatica, hamstring and calf strains).

    For patients with painful muscular conditions, therapy may be the best option for recovery.
  • Most patients do not feel the insertion of the needles. The local muscle twitch response elicits a very brief (often less than a second) painful response. Some describe the muscle twitch as a quick muscle shock or cramp. Again, the therapeutic response occurs with the elicitation of this local twitch response and is a good and desirable reaction to treatment.
  • Most patients report some muscle soreness after the procedure. This soreness is often described as muscle soreness much like after a good strength training workout. This soreness usually lasts between a few hours to two days.
  • Contact Information

    For more information about our Dry Needling treatment, call one of the locations below:

    Olathe Health Rehabilitation Services - Olathe Medical Center
    20333 W. 151st St. Suite 151
    Olathe, KS
    913-791-4325 option 2

    Olathe Health Rehabilitation Services - College Point
    23450 College Blvd.
    Olathe, KS
    913-254-5494

    Olathe Health Rehabilitation Services - Gardner
    824 E. Main St.
    Gardner, Kansas 66030
    913-324-8680

    Olathe Health Rehabilitation Services - Santa Fe Commons
    13657 Mur-Len Rd.
    Olathe, KS
    913-324-8685

    Olathe Health Rehabilitation Services - Southpark Medical Plaza
    20920 W. 151st St., Suite 201
    Olathe, KS
    913-324-8638

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About Olathe Health Rehabilitation Services

Olathe Health offers a wide range of Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech-Language Pathology and specialty therapies for children and adults. Our licensed therapists work with inpatients at Olathe Medial Center and Miami County Medical Center and outpatients at 11 convenient locations in Johnson and Miami counties.

Certified Therapists provide specialty rehabilitation services like Hand Therapy, Pediatric Therapy, LSVT for patients with Parkinson's and more.

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