Hudson Hospital Rehabilitation Center announced that it now offers dry needling as a new option for pain relief. McKenze Maiers, PT, DPT has recently received her level 1 certification in Functional Dry Needling® through KinetaCore® Physical Therapy Education. Dry needling targets trigger points in muscles throughout the body that may be the source of pain or dysfunction. It utilizes thin needles inserted into these trigger points to reduce pain and improve functional movement. Dry needling can be utilized for both acute and chronic conditions such has hip/knee pain, tension headaches, shin splints, rotator cuff injuries, low back pain, and neck pain. Although an effective treatment, dry needling is not appropriate for everyone, such as women in their first trimester of pregnancy and individuals with a clotting disorder.
McKenze received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Iowa in 2009. She has worked at Hudson Hospital & Clinic since January 2015. In addition to her training in dry needling, McKenze also specializes in vestibular therapy, spine care, and concussion management.