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Dr. Austin has been performing Dry Needling since 2013 and has enjoyed seeing the results from performing this procedure.

   Dry needling is a procedure that treats myofascial pain. Treatments target trigger points, which are typically taut bands in skeletal muscle, most commonly known to as "knots" that cause pain. In treating the trigger points, we help restore the bodies balance and function leading to improved physical activity, Range of motion  and participation.

What kinds of pain does dry needling treat?
Dry needling is almost always used as a part of an overall plan that will likely include some type of exercise, manual therapy, heat or cold therapy, and education. Dry needling is used to increase range of motion that may be limited due to muscle tightness or scar tissue. Dry needling may also treat:

· Joint problems
· Shoulder, neck, leg and hip pain · Lower back pain
· Whiplash
· Sciatic nerve pain (Sciatica) · Disc problems
· Overuse injuries/tendonitis/bursitis
· Headaches: Migraine and tension-type headaches
· Jaw and mouth problems (such as temporomandibular joint disorders or TMD) · Repetitive motion disorders (like carpal tunnel syndrome)
· Muscle strains : Hamstring, Quads, Rotator cuff
· Osteoarthritis
· Fibromyalgia · Lateral and medial epicondylitis (tennis elbow/Golfer’s elbow)
· ITB syndrome  


                                              

      Dr. DeHoogh graduated from Central College in Pella, Iowa.  He then Graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. Dr. DeHoogh has been practicing Gonstead Chiropractic for the last 10 years in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Dr. DeHoogh grew up here in Clive and he and his wife Alicia are happy to be back to the Des Moines area.                    

          

                                        Dr. Austin's 3 rules...

1) Ice the area for 20 minutes. Remove the ice for 1 hour. Repeat.

2) Stretch backwards to extend your spine many times per day.

3) Walk 5 times per day.      5 one-mile-walks are better than 1 five-mile-walk.