Services //

Active Physical Therapy provides a comprehensive approach with the highest quality of care to all physical therapy patients.  We help all that are limited by pain or injury, including pediatrics, high school students, athletes, weekend warriors and geriatrics.

 

 

  • Neck, Mid-Back and Low Back Pain

  • Spine Degeneration Disorders

  • Spinal (Cervical & Lumbar) Stenosis

  • Cervical and Lumbar Discogenic Pain

  • Headaches

  • TMJ (temporomandibular joint)/jaw pain

  • Vertigo/Dizziness

  • Sacroiliac Joint Pain (SI Pain)

  • Pregnancy Related Back Pain

  • General Orthopedics

  • Rotator Cuff, Elbow, Patellar Tendinitis

  • Sports-Related Injuries

  • Upper Extremity Injuries (Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist, Hand)

  • Car Accident Injuries

  • Total Joint Replacements

  • Pre & Post-Surgical Rehabilitation (Spine and Other Joints)

  • Work-Related Injuries

  • Pediatric Rehabilitation

  • Geriatric Wellness and Fitness Programs

  • Balance and Gait Problems

  • Chronic Pain

  • All Musculoskeletal Injuries and Diseases

 

Physical therapy is a conservative way to treat these injuries, diseases and many other musculoskeletal problems.  

Conditions //

FUNCTIONAL DRY NEEDLING

 

Dry Needling is a procedure in which solid, monofilament needles are carefully inserted into muscles/connective tissues that are causing your pain.  These needles are introduced for the purpose of improving circulation and disrupting restricted tissues around muscles, ligaments and nerves.

 

Dry Needling vs. Acupuncture
Acupuncture and dry needling are very similar treatments, but the difference between the two lies within the theory.  Acupuncture follows traditional Chinese theories where needles are inserted into the energy channels of the body. 

 

Dry Needling

What should I expect during Dry Needling?

Most patients will not feel the needle insertion, but some feel a slight sting.  When placed into muscles, a small twitch can occur, which is a good response to needling.  Afterwards, patients may feel sore or achy, which is common, can last as little as 30 minutes and up to 24 hours.  Dry needling is usually performed in conjunction with other therapeutic interventions, such as exercises, manual therapy and other pain-relieving techniques. 

 

What do the experts say?

Several research studies have shown Dry Needling to be an effective way to treat pain with minimal side effects.  A study performed by Lewit, 1979, which examined 288 dry needling cases and found the following; 31.9% of structures obtained permanent relief, 20.1% obtained relief for several months, 21.2% obtained relief for several weeks and 11.1% obtained relief for several days.  

​Please check out the following website for more research articles: http://www.spinalmanipulation.org/research.php.

 

Who can benefit from Dry Needling?

Dry Needling can be used on various types of conditions and pains.  Such conditions include but are not limited to the following:

  • Headaches-tension-type and migraines

  • Jaw/TMJ pain

  • Neck, upper back and low back pain​

  • Shoulder pain

  • Arm pain (tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow, carpal tunnel)

  • Leg pain (sciatica, muscle strains, ligament sprains)

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Omaha, NE 68164

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