If you are suffering from muscle pain or have a specific concern, look no further than In Motion Physical Therapy. Dr. Doug Jordan and John Rintamaa work together as a team to create, specifically for each patient, a care plan suited to their needs. With our office services collaborated, you have the best chance and support to become well again.
Our physical therapist, John Rintamaa, attended and received his bachelors in science and physical therapy from Cleveland state university. He specializes and is certified in Dry Needling in the state of North Carolina.
Outside of his physical therapy career, John and his wife Carol enjoy traveling, golfing, and spending time with family and friends.
John is available on Wednesday afternoons and Thursday mornings by APPOINTMENT only. Sessions generally last approximately thirty minutes. To see John, please fill out an appointment request form and someone from our office will contact you to schedule you an available time, or call 704-545-7700 and we can assist you from there. Located in the Mint Hill office only.
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John’s area of expertise, trigger point dry needling, is a relatively new treatment based on modern Western Medicine. It involves inserting a tiny monofilament (acupuncture) needle into a muscle to stimulate myofascial trigger points. This can help resolve pain and muscle tension and will promote healing.
✔ Sports Injuries
✔ Muscle Pain & Weakness
✔ Movement Impairments
What is the difference between dry needling and acupuncture?
Dry needling is not traditional Chinese acupuncture but is instead a medical treatment that relies on a medical diagnosis to be effective. In an acupuncture session, needles are inserted into points along “meridian lines” that represent the body’s organs. These lines are based on ancient Chinese medicine. Dry needling does not use meridian lines, but inserts a small needle directly into trigger points to cause your muscle to “twitch.”
Is dry needling painful?
Generally, most patients do not find dry needling painful. Like acupuncture, the needle insertion is not felt. A local twitch response to the needle may provoke a brief cramping sensation as the muscle “releases.”
Is dry needling safe if I am pregnant?
Dry needling is safe and effective for patients that are pregnant. However, if you have any specific concerns, contact your doctor for the best medical advice.
What can I expect after my first session?
Like acupuncture, dry needling can take multiple sessions to be completely effective. However, after your first appointment, you may feel some soreness or have light bruising.