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North Tahoe hospital adds Functional Dry Needling technique

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Incline Village Community Hospital Physical Therapy and Medical Fitness recently announced the addition of Functional Dry Needling to its practice.

FDN is the latest treatment technique to provide relief from chronic muscular aches and pains, as well as acute extremity injuries and spinal conditions, according to a press release from the hospital.

"The average muscular ache may be the result of a dysfunctional area within a muscle known as a trigger point, or as a 'knot,' or painful region within a muscle," officials said in the release. "This can mimic conditions such as hip bursitis or sciatica. FDN can help provide immediate relief."

The technique consists of inserting a thin monofilament needle into the muscle and releasing the localized pain and tightness.

Various needling techniques include pistoning, threading and electrical stimulation to ensure adequate release of muscular tension or help re-educate an inhibited or atrophied muscle.

FDN is approved by the state board of Nevada and is only offered by a certified specialist with extensive training, officials said.

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IVCH Physical Therapy and Medical Fitness is located at 333 Village Blvd., Suite 201, on the corner of Village Boulevard and Alder Avenue.

Staff there treat professional and recreational athletes, post-surgical patients, seniors, adults and children. Call 775-831-1964 for information or to schedule an appointment.

Incline Village Community Hospital is located at 880 Alder Ave. in Incline Village and is a service of Tahoe Forest Health System. Call 775-833-4100 or visit http://www.tfhd.com for more information.