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IVCH Physical Therapy and Medical Fitness Offers New Technique for Relief from Chronic Pain
IVCH Physical Therapy and Medical Fitness is proud to announce the recent addition of Functional Dry Needling to its practice. In addition to the extensive manual therapies already offered at IVCH Physical Therapy and Medical Fitness, Functional Dry Needling (FDN) is the latest treatment technique to provide relief from chronic muscular aches and pains, as well as acute extremity injuries and spinal conditions.
The average muscular ache may be the result of a dysfunctional area within a muscle known as a trigger point, or as a “knot,” or painful region within a muscle. This can mimic conditions such as hip bursitis or sciatica. FDN can help provide immediate relief. The technique consists of inserting a thin monofilament needle into the muscle and releasing the localized pain and tightness.
Various needling techniques include pistoning, threading and electrical stimulation to ensure adequate release of muscular tension or help re-educate an inhibited or atrophied muscle. FDN is approved by the state board of Nevada and is only offered by a certified specialist with extensive training.
Incline Village Community Hospital Physical Therapy and Medical Fitness is located at 333 Village Blvd, Suite 201, Incline Village, on the corner of Village Boulevard and Alder Avenue.
Maintaining an active, independent lifestyle is a vital part of living in or visiting the North Lake Tahoe area. Incline Village Community Hospital Physical Therapy and Medical Fitness treats a variety of patients: professional and recreational athletes, post-surgical patients, seniors, adults, and children, helping all ages and abilities reach their goals and maintain an active and independent lifestyle.
Their staff members are experts at analyzing movement and function to treat patients effectively and efficiently. Highly skilled and experienced physical, occupational and speech therapists can help relieve symptoms, improve health and physical abilities and return patients to their healthy lifestyle.
They offer a hands-on approach to developing an individualized treatment plan to get patients back to their favorite sport, back on the job, or return quickly to an independent life. IVCH Physical Therapy offers:
- Physical, occupational and speech therapy
- Pre- and post-surgery care
- Acute and chronic pain management
- Manual and spinal rehabilitation and wound care
- Sports medicine rehabilitation, injury recovery and prevention
- Certified hand therapists, aquatic therapy
- Vestibular balance, visceral mobilization and lymphedema treatment
- Custom orthotics
- Medical Fitness Center memberships
To schedule an appointment, please call (775) 831-1964.
Tahoe Forest Hospital District, 10121 Pine Avenue, PO Box 759,
Truckee, CA 96160,
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