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Geoffrey Daigle DPT, FAAOMPT

Treatment Options

Dry Needling

Dry Needling is the use of thin, monofilamentos needles to treat the nerve, muscle, connective tissue, and/or joint structures as a way to help alleviate pain and improve the body’s ability to heal the affected tissue. Dry Needling differs from Acupuncture in that Dry Needling uses a Western medical understanding of pain science and physiology to guide and direct the utilization of the treatment. Traditional Chinese Medical approach to Acupuncture is informed by the flow or stagnation of chi along the meridians of the body. 

Dry Needling is a powerful pain management technique reducing total number of visits as it speeds recovery time. Some of the mechanisms by which it is known to be effective are below:

  • Stimulates pain relief through opioid and nonopioid pathways
  • Blocks Cox-2, reducing inflammation
  • Reduces production of pain and inflammatory chemicals

Conditions treated

  • All soft tissue and muscular injury including strains and tears

  • Sports injuries: Endurance athletes, weight training, mixed martial arts injuries, baseball, basketball, hockey, football, golf, dance, yoga Neck Pain & Headaches: Whiplash, herniated disc, headaches/migraine

  • Mid & Low Back Pain: Rib dysfunction, herniated disc, stenosis, spondylosis/spondylolisthesis, scoliosis

  • Sacroiliac Joint: (SI-joint) dysfunction & piriformis syndrome

  • Hip Pain: Trochanteric bursitis, hip flexor strains, hip joint arthritis

  • Shoulder Pain: Tendonitis/bursitis, impingement syndrome, frozen shoulder

  • Knee Pain: Osteoarthritis, patellar tendonitis, patellafemoral syndrome, ACL/PCL/MCL/LCL sprains and tears, meniscus tears, IT band dysfunction

  • Arthritis: Degenerative osteoarthritis, cartilage degeneration

  • Elbow Pain: Golfers elbow, tennis elbow (medial/lateral epicondylitis), instability

  • Ankle & Foot Pain: Plantar fasciitis, ankle sprains (acute and chronic)

  • Wrist Pain & Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

  • TMJ: Temporomandibular Joint Pain

  • Fibromyalgia

About Dr.Daigle

Dr. Daigle is a Fellow trained Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapist with a Diploma in Osteopractic.

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