New Therapy Technique Provides Quick Pain Relief!
Our Lafayette therapist, Heath Schneider has been certified in Trigger Point Dry Needling (TDN). It is a treatment for muscular tightness and spasm. When the nerves are irritated, they cause a protective spasm of the muscles to which they are connected.
This may cause conditions such as headaches, TMJ, carpal tunnel, tendonitis, decreased mobility, and chronic pain. Small, thin needles are inserted in the muscle at the trigger points. The muscles would then contract and release, improving flexibility of the muscle and decreasing symptoms.
Our Broussard therapist, Rene LeBlanc, also offers this technique in our Broussard location.
Click the link below to read this interesting article from the Journal of Orthopedic & Sports Physical Therapy (JOSPT) about painful and tender muscles! JOSPT Dry Needling Article
Helpful Tip – Do You Have Good Posture?
Good posture throughout the day helps prevent neck and shoulder problems.
For most people, the following tips will improve posture: lift the chest up slightly from the breast bone, pull shoulder blades gently together and down, lengthen the back of the neck as if string were attached to the back of the head and pulling toward the ceiling.
Jason M. Guidry, LOTR, Owner
Rene LeBlanc, PT
Beneth Arceneaux, PT
Heath Schneider, DPT
Renee Oubre, DPT