Dry Needling and Physical Therapy in Utah


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.

For more information, Contact us in Roy, Syracuse and Layton.

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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!

In Feb 02, 2019 I ruptured my ACL and tore my meniscus in my right knee skiing. Surgery was scheduled for the end of the month. While I was waiting surgery I interviewed a few different Physical Therapists in order to find the right one to help get me back to skiing. After speaking with Josh Brown he told me what type ...
— David Farr, Posted April 23rd 2019. View More Reviews
Very personable, kind and knowledgeable! Thank you!
— Cindy Smith, Posted April 16th 2019. View More Reviews
Great staff with great PT support equipment and PT ideas to help you achieve your goal. I am wrapping up my knee replacement PT and have been very pleased with my experience. Brenda and her staff are amazing!
— Kevin Neville, Posted February 28th 2019. View More Reviews
Brenda is the best Pysical Therapist I've ever met! I've had aquatic therapy, astym, e-stem, etc., and have never left disappointed. However, I've left disappointed with many of the big PT chains in Layton, South Jordan, and West Point, but Rock Run in Syracuse is the only one I'll recommend because of the way I'm car...
— Lady Sylvia, Posted February 28th 2019. View More Reviews
Great place! I love it. Been coming here for years. Josh is an excellent therapist to work with!! Brandon and his staff are excellent they take very good care of you.
— Denise Call, Posted February 28th 2019. View More Reviews
Brenda, Bailey and the entire Rock Run team have been great! Always tailored care to my needs. Their scheduling is very flexible and convenient. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking to get back on track physically. They listen to your concerns and create you a care plan based on what you say, how you are fee...
— Seth Teague, Posted January 31st 2019. View More Reviews
Awesome staff, great outcome from my personalized plan of care and rehab goals.
— Lisa Didier, Posted January 31st 2019. View More Reviews
Brenda and her staff are amazing and friendly. They explained the exercises I needed to do for my shoulder in easy to understand terms.
— Jeff Somerville, Posted January 31st 2019. View More Reviews
Everyone At Rock Run was awesome. I was there a lot for a few weeks and felt like family. I am still doing the exercises that they recommend for me to do. I believe the laser and a stem treatments help immensely. A big hug and Thank you to all who helped with my recovery.
— Connie Bott, Posted January 31st 2019. View More Reviews
Everyone at Rock Run Physical Therapy is kind, compassionate, and very, VERY competent. Even though physical therapy, by its very nature, can be very painful, going to Rock Run was a true pleasure. I enjoyed my visits there and I really enjoy the results of their services. They strengthen my feeble knees and put...
— Teresa Hislop, Posted January 31st 2019. View More Reviews
I had such a great experience at Rock Run Physical Therapy & Rehab Specialists. The staff is always friendly and knowledgeable. I got to go at my own pace and my recovery went as well as I could have expected. 5 Stars they are great.
— Sally Willard, Posted January 31st 2019. View More Reviews
This was the second time that I received physical therapy treatments and each time everyone at Rock Run has far exceeded all of my expectations! Very caring and professional staff and extremely friendly. I highly recommend Rock Run Physical Therapy to everyone. A tremendous thank you to all of the sensational member...
— Clive Ingram, Posted December 31st 2018. View More Reviews
I have been going to Rock Run for an issue with my shoulder. They are my favorite (unfortunately I have had enough experience to have a favorite). The staff is incredible! From the front desk to the PT and everyone in between, they are all awesome. I enjoy going in because it feels like friends who are helping me a...
— Sarah Prusse, Posted November 30th 2018. View More Reviews
PAIN FREE!!! Thanks to Astym therapy and laser treatment for planters fasciitis, at Rock Run PT. It took several treatments but Brandon was knowledgeable, understanding and professional. Nice friendly atmosphere with undivided attention. I LOVE TO MOVE PAIN FREE, Thanks Rock Run!
— Debbie, Posted November 30th 2018. View More Reviews
This place is awesome it is very family oriented
— Cathy Christiansen, Posted November 30th 2018. View More Reviews
Went to Rock Run for my physical therapy after total knee replacement. My recovery was right on track because of their help. Very knowledgeable and kind staff. Thank you Rock Run!!
— Lola Jean Lamb, Posted November 30th 2018. View More Reviews
They were very professional in determining my problem and setting a course of action. All of the therapists were very personable and were attentive to my needs. Would highly recommend them to anyone requiring physical therapy.
— Susan Deas, Posted November 30th 2018. View More Reviews
I had a hip replacement. After therapy I could do every thing I did before my surgery. My balance is good and when I walk, I can walk 2 miles and feel really good.
— Phyllis Rogerson, Posted November 30th 2018. View More Reviews
Rock Run therapy is full of caring concerned workers. From the front desk to the therapists they are professional and help with your problems, I have been there for two different things, my knee was giving me problems and then I had a fall prevention help I felt both of these were very worthwhile and addressed my ...
— GM Peterson, Posted November 30th 2018. View More Reviews
Staff is friendly, knowledgeable and caring. The facilities are very nice, clean and comfortable. I feel stronger!
— Sarimin Rivera, Posted September 1st 2018. View More Reviews
I came to Rock Run as essentially a first and hopefully last step to correct some recurring back problems that I was previously unable to keep in check before. I am 39 years old and had some overuse and sports related minor injuries to my back. Brenda took the time to understand my history and possible injury mechani...
— Abe Kearl, Posted September 1st 2018. View More Reviews
I had a great experience with physical therapy. Their staff is friendly and easy to work with.
— Nichol Lloyd, Posted August 31st 2018. View More Reviews
I am very happy with the therapy I am receiving. I receive quality, personalized time and care each time I go Both Brenda and Bailee and the other staff are friendly and very caring and seem well trained in helping me with my specific needs. I would recommend them to others.
— Dee Ann Smith, Posted August 1st 2018. View More Reviews
I have had multiple knee surgeries and I'm currently being treated by this oustanding and professional staff. They give great personal attention and work well together as a team. This is the best physical therapy team that I have encountered - and believe me I've been to quite a few. I recommend Rock Run to anyone need...
— Jim Panagoplos, Posted May 31st 2018. View More Reviews
This is the first time I’ve been to PT & I had an amazing experience with Rock Run! I was in my first car accident (not my fault), had whip lash and severe pain in my hips, back & neck. I could barely walk when I first went there! Josh Brown made me feel comfortable & hopeful that things were going to get better. I c...
— Desireé A, Posted May 31st 2018. View More Reviews
This is the first time I’ve been to PT & I had an amazing experience with Rock Run! I was in my first car accident (not my fault), had whip lash and severe pain in my hips, back & neck. I could barely walk when I first went there! Josh …
— Desireé A, Posted May 31st 2018. View More Reviews

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!

In Feb 02, 2019 I ruptured my ACL and tore my meniscus in my right knee skiing. Surgery was scheduled for the end of the month. While I was waiting surgery I interviewed a few different Physical Therapists in order to find the right one to help get me back to skiing. After speaking with Josh Brown he told me what type ...
— David Farr, Posted April 23rd 2019. View More Reviews
Very personable, kind and knowledgeable! Thank you!
— Cindy Smith, Posted April 16th 2019. View More Reviews
Great staff with great PT support equipment and PT ideas to help you achieve your goal. I am wrapping up my knee replacement PT and have been very pleased with my experience. Brenda and her staff are amazing!
— Kevin Neville, Posted February 28th 2019. View More Reviews
Brenda is the best Pysical Therapist I've ever met! I've had aquatic therapy, astym, e-stem, etc., and have never left disappointed. However, I've left disappointed with many of the big PT chains in Layton, South Jordan, and West Point, but Rock Run in Syracuse is the only one I'll recommend because of the way I'm car...
— Lady Sylvia, Posted February 28th 2019. View More Reviews
Great place! I love it. Been coming here for years. Josh is an excellent therapist to work with!! Brandon and his staff are excellent they take very good care of you.
— Denise Call, Posted February 28th 2019. View More Reviews
Brenda, Bailey and the entire Rock Run team have been great! Always tailored care to my needs. Their scheduling is very flexible and convenient. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking to get back on track physically. They listen to your concerns and create you a care plan based on what you say, how you are fee...
— Seth Teague, Posted January 31st 2019. View More Reviews
Awesome staff, great outcome from my personalized plan of care and rehab goals.
— Lisa Didier, Posted January 31st 2019. View More Reviews
Brenda and her staff are amazing and friendly. They explained the exercises I needed to do for my shoulder in easy to understand terms.
— Jeff Somerville, Posted January 31st 2019. View More Reviews
Everyone At Rock Run was awesome. I was there a lot for a few weeks and felt like family. I am still doing the exercises that they recommend for me to do. I believe the laser and a stem treatments help immensely. A big hug and Thank you to all who helped with my recovery.
— Connie Bott, Posted January 31st 2019. View More Reviews
Everyone at Rock Run Physical Therapy is kind, compassionate, and very, VERY competent. Even though physical therapy, by its very nature, can be very painful, going to Rock Run was a true pleasure. I enjoyed my visits there and I really enjoy the results of their services. They strengthen my feeble knees and put...
— Teresa Hislop, Posted January 31st 2019. View More Reviews
I had such a great experience at Rock Run Physical Therapy & Rehab Specialists. The staff is always friendly and knowledgeable. I got to go at my own pace and my recovery went as well as I could have expected. 5 Stars they are great.
— Sally Willard, Posted January 31st 2019. View More Reviews
This was the second time that I received physical therapy treatments and each time everyone at Rock Run has far exceeded all of my expectations! Very caring and professional staff and extremely friendly. I highly recommend Rock Run Physical Therapy to everyone. A tremendous thank you to all of the sensational member...
— Clive Ingram, Posted December 31st 2018. View More Reviews
I have been going to Rock Run for an issue with my shoulder. They are my favorite (unfortunately I have had enough experience to have a favorite). The staff is incredible! From the front desk to the PT and everyone in between, they are all awesome. I enjoy going in because it feels like friends who are helping me a...
— Sarah Prusse, Posted November 30th 2018. View More Reviews
PAIN FREE!!! Thanks to Astym therapy and laser treatment for planters fasciitis, at Rock Run PT. It took several treatments but Brandon was knowledgeable, understanding and professional. Nice friendly atmosphere with undivided attention. I LOVE TO MOVE PAIN FREE, Thanks Rock Run!
— Debbie, Posted November 30th 2018. View More Reviews
This place is awesome it is very family oriented
— Cathy Christiansen, Posted November 30th 2018. View More Reviews
Went to Rock Run for my physical therapy after total knee replacement. My recovery was right on track because of their help. Very knowledgeable and kind staff. Thank you Rock Run!!
— Lola Jean Lamb, Posted November 30th 2018. View More Reviews
They were very professional in determining my problem and setting a course of action. All of the therapists were very personable and were attentive to my needs. Would highly recommend them to anyone requiring physical therapy.
— Susan Deas, Posted November 30th 2018. View More Reviews
I had a hip replacement. After therapy I could do every thing I did before my surgery. My balance is good and when I walk, I can walk 2 miles and feel really good.
— Phyllis Rogerson, Posted November 30th 2018. View More Reviews
Rock Run therapy is full of caring concerned workers. From the front desk to the therapists they are professional and help with your problems, I have been there for two different things, my knee was giving me problems and then I had a fall prevention help I felt both of these were very worthwhile and addressed my ...
— GM Peterson, Posted November 30th 2018. View More Reviews
Staff is friendly, knowledgeable and caring. The facilities are very nice, clean and comfortable. I feel stronger!
— Sarimin Rivera, Posted September 1st 2018. View More Reviews
I came to Rock Run as essentially a first and hopefully last step to correct some recurring back problems that I was previously unable to keep in check before. I am 39 years old and had some overuse and sports related minor injuries to my back. Brenda took the time to understand my history and possible injury mechani...
— Abe Kearl, Posted September 1st 2018. View More Reviews
I had a great experience with physical therapy. Their staff is friendly and easy to work with.
— Nichol Lloyd, Posted August 31st 2018. View More Reviews
I am very happy with the therapy I am receiving. I receive quality, personalized time and care each time I go Both Brenda and Bailee and the other staff are friendly and very caring and seem well trained in helping me with my specific needs. I would recommend them to others.
— Dee Ann Smith, Posted August 1st 2018. View More Reviews
I have had multiple knee surgeries and I'm currently being treated by this oustanding and professional staff. They give great personal attention and work well together as a team. This is the best physical therapy team that I have encountered - and believe me I've been to quite a few. I recommend Rock Run to anyone need...
— Jim Panagoplos, Posted May 31st 2018. View More Reviews
This is the first time I’ve been to PT & I had an amazing experience with Rock Run! I was in my first car accident (not my fault), had whip lash and severe pain in my hips, back & neck. I could barely walk when I first went there! Josh Brown made me feel comfortable & hopeful that things were going to get better. I c...
— Desireé A, Posted May 31st 2018. View More Reviews
This is the first time I’ve been to PT & I had an amazing experience with Rock Run! I was in my first car accident (not my fault), had whip lash and severe pain in my hips, back & neck. I could barely walk when I first went there! Josh …
— Desireé A, Posted May 31st 2018. View More Reviews

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Rock Run Physical Therapy & Rehab Specialists, Brandon Hepner
Rock Run Physical Therapy & Rehab Specialists, Joshua Brown
Rock Run Physical Therapy & Rehab Specialists, Brenda Hogge
Rock Run Physical Therapy & Rehab Specialists, Jerrin
Rock Run Physical Therapy & Rehab Specialists, Amanda Embry
Rock Run Physical Therapy & Rehab Specialists, Don Carter
Rock Run Physical Therapy & Rehab Specialists, Maddie Fowler
Rock Run Physical Therapy & Rehab Specialists, Bailee
Rock Run Physical Therapy & Rehab Specialists, Beth
Rock Run Physical Therapy & Rehab Specialists, Annie Calder

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