Hudson Hospital Rehabilitation Center offers dry needling services to patients as an option for pain relief.
Brenda Eckerman, MSPT, 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.
Eckerman received her Masters of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Wisconsin- Lacrosse in 2006 and has worked at Hudson Hospital Rehabilitation Center since 2007. In addition to her dry needling training, Eckerman also specializes in treatment for orthopedics, back and neck, neurological disorders, and trauma/injuries.