ELKINS - Many people today suffer from acute or chronic pain, and a local physical therapist has learned and is offering a new technique for bringing much-needed relief to patients facing pain.
David Lee, owner of Elkins Physical Therapy, said he takes lots of continuing education classes, but ranks the dry needling technique as the most exciting and productive thing he has learned in his long career.
Lee said his son, also a physical therapist, took the course and recommended it to his father.
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Physical therapist David Lee is offering patients with chronic or acute pain an alternative method for relief. Lee is certified and now offers dry needling technique at Elkins Physical Therapy.
"I took training from Kinetacore," Lee said. "They have provided certification for more than 1,500 medical professionals in therapeutic dry needling treatments."
Lee said the goal of dry needling treatment sessions is to locate trigger points or painful areas in the target muscle groups.
Dry needling is not acupuncture; it is used for musculoskeletal reasons rather than a holistic medicinal reason.