What The Heck is Dry Needling and Why is PT So Important?

We recently hit PT Center South End for a session with DPT Smith Christenbury. Smith’s practice is located at the New Medical Plaza in South End (2400 South Blvd), between Cannon Pharmacy and Off Broadway Shoes. The PT Center also has practices located in Matthews, Monroe and Waxhaw.

With all the working out that Grace and I do, we’re pretty susceptible to injury. Whenever I’m in any type of pain, I visit Smith at the PT Center South End before I even think about calling a doctor (which helps me save some serious money on doctor’s visits). During our most recent visit, Smith was helping me rehab an ankle sprain and helping Grace loosen up her shoulder with dry needling.

She offers SweatNET members a discounted rate on dry needling which is a modern treatment that helps to ease muscle pain. During the treatment, Smith sticks a very small, thin needle into the muscle that is tight or in pain which helps to find any “trigger points” and in turn loosens the muscle to provide you more mobility. After the treatment, you feel a little sore but the next day you feel so much better.

Like Grace and myself, Smith likes to pop around and sweat at different studios around Charlotte. Doing so, she can get a feel for different movement types and can connect with her patients on a deeper level. You’re bound to catch her at a class at Fit Atelier, MADabolic or CycleBar Midtown.

If you’re ever in need of a Physical Therapist or dry needling, reach out to Smith at The PT Center South End. Learn more about PT Center here.

Previous articleRoman Around w/ Jennifer Busco
Next articleIf you sit at a desk all day, this muscle might be in danger
SweatNET exists to make healthy lifestyles more affordable and accessible for our Charlotte communities. No matter if you are an elite athlete or if you only have been thinking about your new-years resolution, SweatNET is for you. SweatNET is a FREE informational platform to connect you to studios, businesses, ambassadors and activities around Charlotte. Take it one step further and become a member of SweatNET to receive exclusive discounts on everything from classes to healthy eats.