About Dry Needling

Needling has been around for centuries, but it has recently emerged as one of the most cutting edge tools for immediately affecting a client’s pain and restoring normal movement.

It has become a way to hack the body’s nervous system into reducing the sensation of pain in order to begin safely building muscles, tendons, and even now internal structures of joints such as the meniscus and joint capsule.

Part of how needling works is by intentionally creating micro injuries in damaged tissue to create controlled localized inflammation response. This restarts the healing process and is similar to pressing a “re-do” button.

Dry needling can produce an IMMEDIATE effect on range of motion and pain. This alone is worth its weight in gold.

Needling is not a stand alone treatment and we often pair needling with other treatments including but not limited to blood flow restriction, scraping, percussion/manual therapy, joint mobilization, and ultimately therapeutic exercise and training.

At Executive PT, we fully utilize dry needling to provide our clients with decreased pain and increased function in order to begin the process of rehabilitating the area of interest.

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    I came in because I’d let a shoulder injury sit for months. I was embarrassed that I’d waited so long and a little afraid that I’d done permanent damage. From the first appointment, Dustin made me feel comfortable through the evaluation and explanation of next steps. He gave me realistic hope and to work we went. Not only did we do in-office sessions, he gave me work to do at home and checked up on me in between appointments. He made me feel at ease and got me back in fighting shape. If there is a next time I won’t wait to call 😏

    C. G. CooperGoogle Review

    After a recent shoulder injury working out, I needed help. ExecutivePT was available and after what was a very thorough evaluation we started therapy the same day. Not only was their diagnosis spot on, they educated me thru my journey so I was in tune with the impact of therapy while in session as well as my “at home” therapy. My recovery has been fantastic and I am back on my workout regimen.
    I’ve been to several PT options in Middle Tenn. Executive PT is at a level all on their own!
    Thanks Dr Howard!!

    Jarrod DeschaineGoogle Review

    I’ve been training with Dr. Dustin Howard at Executive PT for a year. I have a history of autoimmune disease; so when searching for a health and fitness professional I always look for someone who has an extensive knowledge of human anatomy. And Dr. Dustin is exactly that person and so much more!! From the start of our first session together, he has been thorough and intentional about everything. He listens to his clients and creates individualized workout and/or rehab programs. I have worked with a lot of other fitness professionals who helped me achieve my goals, but I never created any lasting change. I would always fall back into old habits. But it’s different working with Dr. Dustin! He has taught me so much about my body. I am stronger and move better than I ever have. And I know the changes I have seen in my body and the healthier lifestyle I’ve created is sustainable. Forever grateful for Dr. Dustin! He is the best!

    Jessica MizellGoogle Review

    I initially came to see Dustin about a lower back problem which he quickly resolved. His knowledge of the human anatomy and how it relates to muscle and connective tissue is second to none. That along with is white glove high touch approach has kept me working with him for the last year. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for physical therapy rehab along with personal training!!

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