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 ·
Fibromyalgia · Lateral and medial epicondylitis (tennis elbow/Golfer’s elbow) ·
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
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.