Dry Needling

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Dry needling is a technique used to treat trigger point pain and myo-fascial pain. Other terms commonly used to describe dry needling, include Acupuncture, trigger point dry needling, and intramuscular manual therapy.

Pamela Kososki is the only practitioner in the Fox Valley who have extensive training in both Dry Needling and Orthopedic Acupuncture.  An initial consultation with Pamela Kososki L.Ac is required to find out if you are a candidate for Dry Needling.  

If you are determined to be a candidate, we can perform your first procedure the same day

What to Expect with Dry Needling


Quick & Painless

The procedure is quick and painless, you're in and out of the office in 30 minutes.


Accurate Evaluation

Once you are evaluated, the practitioner will analyze your presentation and give you an estimate of the number of treatments likely needed based on clinically evidence-based data.


Number of Procedures

The number of procedures you will need will vary based on your pain, injury, amount of time you've had it, etc.



Dry Needling is often repeated 1-2 times a week until maximum improvement is seen. Then a maintenance regimen is often prescribed to prevent a recurrence. Maintenance may be as little as 1-2 times per month.


Absence of Symptoms

Dry Needling can and often results in a complete absence of symptoms, even in severe pain conditions that have been present for years.


Effective When Paired With Acupuncture

Dry Needling Therapy is most effective when paired with Acupuncture Therapy simultaneously.

Conditions we treat with Dry Needling

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  • Back & Neck Pain
  • Chronic Low Back Pain
  • Degenerated / Dehydrated Discs
  • Stenosis
  • Thoraco - Lumbar Junction Syndrome
  • Facet Pain
  • Arthrosis
  • SI Syndrome
  • Sciatica
  • Sports Injuries

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  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Upper Extremity
  • Rotator Cuff
  • Labrum Injury
  • Tennis / Golfers Elbow
  • Muscle Strains
  • Ligament Sprains
  • Lower Extremity
  • Hip, Hamstring, and Gluteal Pain

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  • Runner's Knee
  • Patellar Tendinopathy
  • Achilles Tendinopathy
  • Shin Splints
  • Plantar Fasciitis/Heel Spurs
  • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Foot Over-Pronation
  • Metatarsal Stress Fracture

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  • Muscular Injury & Strains
  • Ligament Injury & Sprains
  • Chronic Pain
  • Athletic Performance
  • Migraines & Headaches
  • Migraine
  • Tension Headache
  • Whiplash
  • TMJ
  • Concussions

Call our office today on 920-422-4910 to find out more about our Acupuncture Services