Dry Needling

At UVM Health Network CVMC certified physical therapists perform dry needling for treatment of a variety of musculoskeletal and neuromuscular conditions.

Dry Needling is a highly effective form of physical therapy for the treatment of a multitude of musculoskeletal and neuromuscular conditions. Though it utilizes the same kind of needles, it is not acupuncture (traditional Chinese medicine). Instead, dry needling  is based on neuro-anatomy and modern scientific study of the musculoskeletal and neuromuscular systems.  

Dry Needling is performed by inserting a very fine filament needle through the skin and into the deeper tissues that are considered trigger points to your pain. It works by causing a micro lesion within the pathological tissue thus breaking up shortened tissues, inhibiting a reflex arc from the nervous system to the tissue, normalizing the inflammatory response, and centrally mediating the pain. This mechanical and neuromuscular effect provides an environment that enhances the body’s ability to heal which ultimately reduces pain.

 

 

 

 

Sue Arbogast, PT, MS
Physical Therapist
Physical Therapist
Sarah Mazur, PT, DPT
Physical Therapist
Brian Montgomery, PT, DPT, OCS
Physical Therapist
Jessica Olive, PT, MSPT, OCS
Physical Therapist
Lead Physical Therapist
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Rehabilitation Therapy - Berlin

Rehabilitation Therapy - Berlin
1311 Barre Montpelier Road
Berlin, VT 05602

Phone

Fax

802-371-5350

Hours

Monday:
7:00 am-6:00 pm
Tuesday:
7:00 am-6:00 pm
Wednesday:
7:00 am-6:00 pm
Thursday:
7:00 am-6:00 pm
Friday:
7:00 am-5:30 pm
Occupational Medicine and Rehabilitation Therapy Center

Rehabilitation Therapy - Berlin - Granger Road

Rehabilitation Therapy - Berlin
244 Granger Road
Berlin, VT 05602

Phone

Fax

802-225-3959

Hours

Monday:
7:00 am-5:00 pm
Tuesday:
7:00 am-5:00 pm
Wednesday:
7:00 am-5:00 pm
Thursday:
7:00 am-5:00 pm
Friday:
7:00 am-5:30 pm
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Rehabilitation Therapy - Northfield

Rehabilitation Therapy - Northfield
87 Paine Mountain Drive
Northfield, VT 05663

Phone

Fax

802-485-4163

Hours

Monday:
7:00 am-6:00 pm
Tuesday:
7:00 am-6:00 pm
Wednesday:
7:00 am-6:00 pm
Thursday:
7:00 am-6:00 pm
Friday:
7:00 am-4:30 pm
Waterbury Medical Center front entrance

Rehabilitation Therapy - Waterbury

Rehabilitation Therapy - Waterbury
Waterbury Medical Center
130 South Main Street
Waterbury, VT 05676

Phone

Fax

802-241-4157

Hours

Monday:
8:00 am-6:00 pm
Tuesday:
8:00 am-6:00 pm
Wednesday:
8:00 am-6:00 pm
Thursday:
8:00 am-4:00 pm
Friday:
7:00 am-4:00 pm