Dry Needling Treatment
Why Choose a Certified Physical Therapist for Dry Needling Treatments?
We believe physical therapists certified in dry needling are uniquely qualified to treat pain caused by trigger points and inflammation within muscle. Because we deal with musculoskeletal injury and dysfunction daily, physical therapists have a specialized understanding of dry needling as one tool in a comprehensive treatment plan.
At Excel Physical Therapy, only physical therapists certified in dry needling treat patients with this technique. David Coletta, MPT, CPMT and Jason Lunden, DPT, SCS are certified in dry needling for Lumbopelvic & Lower Extremity Conditions and for Craniofacial, Cervicothoracic & Upper Extremity Conditions. Both advanced training and certification programs are from the Dry Needling Institute of American Academy of Manipulative Therapy. Jackie Oliver, DPT, is also certified in dry needling for the neck, low back, and extremities through KinetaCore.
What Exactly Is Dry Needling?
Dry Needling is a skilled intervention, utilized by physical therapists and other certified medical professionals, to ease pain. This form of western medicine is done by inserting a thin filament needle into the muscle, myofascial trigger points, and connective tissue.
While it’s understandable to feel anxious about your first Dry Needling experience, most patients only experience brief and mild discomfort during the treatment. After a few visits, many patients grow more comfortable and relaxed with this treatment as positive results are gained.
Does Scientific Evidence Support Dry Needling?
Dry needling has been practiced worldwide for over 40 years. The treatment is based on our extensive knowledge of physiology, anatomy, neurology and understanding of neuropathic pain. On a personal level, it’s been a privilege to watch dry needling work as part of comprehensive treatment plans that have changed our clients’ health for the better.
Call us today at 406.556.0562 with any questions you may have or to schedule an appointment.
“Matt- you’re the best! Thanks for your patience! Always had a smile! David- Thanks for the dry needling- your expertise was appreciated! Everyone on the team went above and beyond with excellence and professionalism! Thank you so much!” — T.L., Bozeman PatientView more testimonials from Excel PT clients »
"From the friendly and warm welcome to the efficient check-in process to the dedication of the physical therapists, I can't recommend Excel PT highly enough. My running injury improved thanks to the expert knowledge of Dr. Lunden and while I hope I don't have to return, if necessary, I know whom to call for quick and caring relief. Thank you Excel PT!" -- Bozeman PatientView more testimonials from Excel PT clients »