We’ve been talking with ARC Physical Therapy+ patients who have experienced significant healing and improved recovery thanks to dry needling. To learn more about the basics of dry needling, read our recent overview here. We recently featured stories about how dry needling provided Greg with immediate relief and how dry needling “was a game changer” for Donald.
Today, we talk with Beverly about how dry needling has helped her manage her new normal of living with chronic pain.
“Just go for it”
Beverly Lentz had her first knee surgery, a total knee replacement in 2016 and started physical therapy with Jason Herold, DPT, in Independence shortly after. Although Beverly closely followed her home exercise program and continued her work with Jason, she still struggled with pain.
After extensive follow-up with her medical team, Beverly was finally diagnosed with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS). She continued therapy at ARC Physical Therapy+ for pain management, and Jason recommended she try dry needling as a complement to the work they were doing together.
Beverly began dry needling with Diana Dickey, DPT, in early 2018, and has used both physical therapy and dry needling to help with her stability, recovery from multiple surgeries and ongoing pain management.
As someone living with chronic pain, Beverly is constantly learning the new normal of her body. She is actively involved in tracking pain levels, hours of pain relief, daily activities and the level of instability in her knee.
Working together with Diana, Beverly has decreased her sensitization and found hours or even days of pain relief through dry needling.
Beverly has found dry needling to be relaxing in addition to being effective for pain management.
“It helps me relax as well”
Beverly has become an advocate for dry needling in conjunction with other therapies for holistic treatment of pain and injuries, saying she needs an ARC Physical Therapy+ t-shirt to advertise to others how pleased she is with her results.
Ready to Try Dry Needling?
Contact ARC Physical Therapy+ at 844-755-4272 or firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more or schedule your Dry Needling appointment.