Dry Needling at Inner Balance Acupuncture: Expert Muscle Pain Relief
If you're looking for dry needling, our Westminster, Colorado acupuncture clinic is here to serve you. Dry needling is used to treat muscle pain and movement disorders. Basically for pain and stiffness. If you're wondering how this differs from acupuncture, the biggest difference is education and experience.
Dry needling is done with acupuncture needles and is essentially orthopedic acupuncture. This is done by almost every acupuncturist every single day. Dr needling was a concept used to get around the proper licensing for acupuncture. The majority of states only allow licensed acupuncturists to perform acupuncture and do not allow PT's, or anyone else, to do dry needling, as they recognize they're doing acupuncture without a license.
As a Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, Dr Ellington has 4000 hours of training to get his degree (of which 900 hours were in the clinic), 100's of hours more of continuing education, given over 30,000 acupuncture treatments and gives acupuncture treatments every single day at work. In Colorado, physical therapists can get licensed with only 46 hours of needling training.
If you're going to dry needling done, please make sure it's done by a licensed acupuncturist.