Dry Needling

Dry Needling is an extremely effective treatment for musculoskeletal pain. While acupuncture is an eastern technique to manipulate energy throughout the body, dry needling is a western approach where there focus is the release of myofascial tissue tension. Dry needling is performed by identifying trigger points in muscular tissue with palpation and inserting thin needles which are then manipulated to release myofascial tissue. Dry needling has been proven to be effective in the treatment of a wide range of musculoskeletal pathologies and it is an excellent addition to a physical therapy program to promote tissue recovery.

Alison Roehs, L.Ac, LMT is a NYS board-licensed acupuncturist and massage therapist. She possesses unique insight into the body as she worked as a surgical tech in orthopedic operating rooms across the country for 15 years. Alison wanted to serve the population using more holistic restoring methods which led her to earn dual degrees in Massage Therapy and Acupuncture from Pacific College of Health and Science-NY. While at PCHS-NY, Alison developed expertise using acupuncture with and without electric stimulation, cupping, gua sha, deep myofascial release, Shiatsu, lymphatic facilitation, and Sports massage. Alison has a particular affinity with integrating Eastern and Western modalities, and is skilled with a western dry needling approach to acupuncture. Alison completed a post-graduate certification in perinatal massage and she is passionate about treating pre/postnatal conditions and women’s health issues. Alison also completed a second post graduate certification in e-stim acupuncture for neurological dysfunction.