Dry Needling and Physical Therapy in Layton


Dry Needling is a medical technique performed by a skilled physical therapist to immediately reduce pain, muscle tension and improve mobility. It is used in a variety of musculoskeletal problems including, but not limited to: acute or chronic injuries, headaches, neck pain, back pain, tendinitis, muscle spasms, “Sciatica”, hip or knee pain, muscle strains, fibromyalgia, tennis or golfer’s elbow, overuse injuries, and much more.

What Is It?


Dry Needling is a treatment technique often used by physical therapists to relieve pain. It requires using a sterile acupuncture needle that is inserted through the skin into muscles, tendons, ligaments, and/or close to nerves to immediately reduce pain, decrease muscle tension and increase mobility. It IS NOT acupuncture; it is based on a modern scientific study of musculoskeletal and neuromuscular systems. This treatment technique provides an environment that enhances the body’s ability to heal which ultimately reduces pain.

Is This Acupuncture?


There are many similarities and differences between dry needling and acupuncture. Licensed physical therapists in a growing number of states can use dry needling under the scope of their practice. Our Physical therapists are not licensed acupuncturists and do not practice acupuncture. In contrast to most schools of acupuncture, dry needling is strictly based on Western medicine principles and research.

What can be treated by Dry Needling?


Dry Needling can be used for a variety of muscle, tendon, ligament and nerve problems. When combined with traditional physical therapy and the advanced manual therapy techniques, we have had success treating most pain related problems from head to toe and from acute to chronic conditions.

It can also be used to help athletes overcome delayed onset muscle soreness. As athletes push the envelope to become bigger and faster or to reach new goals, recovery becomes an essential phase in the process. Often times dry needling can be used to speed up this recovery time and allow the athlete to return to training or to playing as soon as possible.

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Is it Painful?

For most people there is little to no discomfort with the insertion of the needle. Physical therapist strive to make the treatment virtually painless however, at times, you may experience a “twitch response” which often feels like a quick muscle cramp or ache. These sensations are normal and even desirable at times. Following this technique muscle soreness can be felt up to 24-48 hours. The application of heat or ice and drinking plenty of fluids usually reduces the soreness.

Dry Needling is a powerful treatment technique that when in used with conjunction with our other physical therapy treatments, can help you relieve your pain and improve your function quickly.

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We are committed to providing the best physical therapy experience with the highest quality of care for optimal results. See what real patients have to say about us!

The staff of Rock Run physical therapy are very kind ,it is a very good place to receive therapy , I felt very comfortable to be there and now my knee pain is better.
— Rosa Maria Valderramos, Posted January 12th 2020 on google
Went in barely walking. Dr said groin pull. Took about a minute for that to be shown wrong. Few exercises I felt a lot better. Doing the "homework" it's a major improvement in 2 days. Got texts checking on me. Who does that anymore? Unbelievable service!!
— hossblur1, Posted December 20th 2019 on google
The staff at Rock Run is simply awesome. Branden is very professional, attentive and caring. I absolutely recommend Rock Run for PT, 5 stars 0 complaint.
— Pascal Begin, Posted November 14th 2019 on google
The staff if very friendly. It feels like they actually care about my well-being and rehabilitation.
— Jeremy Tyler, Posted October 4th 2019 on google
Terrific staff. Always pleasant at check-in. Brandon takes the time to listen, seems to value your opinion of your progress, and explains everything he has you do in terms specific to how it will improve your recovery. If you have to do physical therapy, it's hard to imagine a better experience. I feel they have co...
— Joe Crow, Posted August 22nd 2019 on google

Patient Testimonials

We are committed to providing the best physical therapy experience with the highest quality of care for optimal results. See what real patients have to say about us!

The staff of Rock Run physical therapy are very kind ,it is a very good place to receive therapy , I felt very comfortable to be there and now my knee pain is better.
— Rosa Maria Valderramos, Posted January 12th 2020 on google
Went in barely walking. Dr said groin pull. Took about a minute for that to be shown wrong. Few exercises I felt a lot better. Doing the "homework" it's a major improvement in 2 days. Got texts checking on me. Who does that anymore? Unbelievable service!!
— hossblur1, Posted December 20th 2019 on google
The staff at Rock Run is simply awesome. Branden is very professional, attentive and caring. I absolutely recommend Rock Run for PT, 5 stars 0 complaint.
— Pascal Begin, Posted November 14th 2019 on google
The staff if very friendly. It feels like they actually care about my well-being and rehabilitation.
— Jeremy Tyler, Posted October 4th 2019 on google
Terrific staff. Always pleasant at check-in. Brandon takes the time to listen, seems to value your opinion of your progress, and explains everything he has you do in terms specific to how it will improve your recovery. If you have to do physical therapy, it's hard to imagine a better experience. I feel they have co...
— Joe Crow, Posted August 22nd 2019 on google

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