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Unlocking Recovery: How Dry Needling and Exercise Transform Treatment for Whiplash

Updated: Oct 15, 2023

By Ehren Trost, Owner of Activecare Physical Therapy


Each year, motor vehicle accidents leave over 4 million people injured in the U.S., with a staggering 2 million facing permanent disabilities. Physical therapy has emerged as a cornerstone for effective recovery, and at Activecare Physical Therapy, we're taking it to the next level with dry needling and targeted exercise.

The Four Pillars of Physical Therapy at Activecare

When you walk into our clinic, you're not just another patient; you're an individual with unique needs. We work closely with healthcare providers to tailor a four-stage recovery plan for you:

  1. Immediate Care: The first step is all about reducing inflammation and pain through rest and ice packs.

  2. Early Stage: This is when we kickstart your body's natural healing process with collagen-boosting therapies and pain management strategies.

  3. Intermediate Stage: By now, your body has produced new tissue. Our focus shifts to strengthening this tissue and enhancing your flexibility.

  4. Late Stage: We equip you with a home exercise program to maintain your gains and prevent future injuries.

The Dry Needling Difference: A Leap in Early Recovery

We've seen groundbreaking improvements since incorporating dry needling into our early-stage treatment plans. This technique has led to:

  • Swift Pain Alleviation: Many patients report a significant drop in pain levels right after their first dry needling session.

  • Rapid Mobility Restoration: Incorporating dry needling early on has helped our patients regain their range of motion much faster.

  • Muscle Tension Relief: This technique effectively relaxes tense muscles, aiding quicker healing and reducing the risk of chronic issues.

  • Overall Well-being Boost: Patients often note improvements in sleep quality and a reduction in stress levels.

By adding dry needling to our arsenal, we're not just speeding up your recovery; we're enhancing your entire healing experience.

Research Supports Our Approach

Multiple studies validate the benefits of active interventions like dry needling and exercise, particularly for patients with whiplash-associated disorders.

At Activecare Physical Therapy, your satisfaction is our ultimate goal. We're committed to making you so pleased with your recovery that you can't help but share your experience. Visit us at 3425 Peach Street in Erie, PA, or contact us online to schedule your appointment.

Thank you for choosing Activecare Physical Therapy. We're excited to be a part of your journey back to an active, fulfilling life.


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