Integrative Dry Needling is a highly effective form of Physical Therapy for the treatment of a multitude of musculoskeletal and neuromuscular conditions.  It is not appropriate for all conditions or pathologies and the use of the technique will be at the discretion of your physical therapist.

Integrative dry needling is NOT acupuncture (traditional Chinese medicine), it is based on neuro-anatomy and modern scientific study of the musculoskeletal and neuromuscular systems.  A very fine filament needle is inserted through the skin and into the deeper tissues that are considered trigger points to your pain.  Dry needling works by causing a microlesion within the pathological tissue thus breaking up shortened tissues, inhibiting a reflex arc from the nervous system to the tissue, normalizing the inflammatory response, and centrally mediating the pain.  This  mechanical and neuromuscular effect provides an environment that enhances the body's ability to heal which ultimately reduces pain.

Conditions include, but are not limited to neck, back and shoulder pain, arm pain (tennis elbow, carpal tunnel, golfer's elbow), headache to include migraines and tension type headaches, jaw pain, buttocks pain and leg pain (sciatica, hamstrings strains, calf tightness/spasms).

This is a Physical Therapy treatment and is NOT acupuncture, therefore your insurance coverage of Dry Needling WILL be covered under your Physical Therapy benefits.

Whether your condition is Age Related (Osteoarthritis/Degeneration), Surgical (Rotator Cuff Repair, ACL Reconstruction, Spinal Fusion), Traumatic (Motor Vehicle Accident/Whiplash, Fracture), or Preventative, let Focus Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine handle all your rehabilitation needs.

Our berlin Facility

The Postural Restoration Institute® (PRI) was established to explore and explain the science of postural adaptations, asymmetrical patterns and the influence of polyarticular chains of muscles. Postural Restoration Institute® (PRI) credentialed professionals mission is based on the development of an innovative treatment that addresses the primary contributions of postural kinematic movement dysfunction.

The human body is not symmetrical.  The neurological, respiratory, circulatory, muscular and vision systems are not the same on the left side of the body as they are on the right, and vice versa.  They have different responsibilities, function, position and demands on them.  This system asymmetry is a good thing and an amazing design.  The human body is balanced through the integration of system imbalances.

PRI credentialed professionals recognize the more common integrated patterns of human stance, extremity use, respiratory function, vestibular imbalance, mandibular orientation and foot dynamics; and balance these patterns, as much as possible, through specific exercise programs that integrate correct respiration with left side or right side inhibitory or facilitory function.  

Hours of Operation

Monday:       5:30AM - 6:00PM

Tuesday:        5:30AM - 6:00PM

Wednesday:   5:30AM - 6:00PM

Thursday:     5:30AM - 6:00PM

Friday:          5:30AM - 6:00PM

Equipment Includes: Treadmill, Bicycles, Elliptical Machine, Trampoline, Multi-Hip Machine, Pilates Reformer, Pilates Combo Chair, Upper Body Ergometer, Cervical/Lumbar Traction, Finger Ladder, Shoulder Pulleys, Steps, Free Weights, Resistive Sport Cord Tubing/Theraband, Slantboard, Wall Squat Station, Physioballs, and much more.

Graston Technique® (GT) is a unique, evidence-based form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that enables clinicians to effectively and efficiently address soft tissue lesions and fascial restrictions resulting in improved patient outcomes.

GT uses specially designed stainless steel instruments with unique treatment edges and angles to deliver an effective means of manual therapy. The use of GT instruments, when combined with appropriate therapeutic exercise, leads to the restoration of pain-free movement and function. The instruments also are used diagnostically to assess the kinetic chain, in an efficient manner using the principles of regional interdependence.

Our brand new facility, located at 1231 Farmington Ave in Berlin, CT (Park Place Plaza), is fully equipped to handle all injuries and associated pathologies.

It is our goal to help you achieve your goals.  We at Focus Physical Therapy strive to return patients to functional levels through Manual Interventions, Modalities (which include Ultrasound, Electrical Stimulation, and Cervical/Lumbar Traction), Therapeutic Exercises/Activities, Neuromuscular Re-Education, Resistance Training, Lumbar Core Stabilization, Cervical/Postural Improvements, and Patient Education.

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Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which a therapist puts special cups on your skin for a few minutes to create suction. People get it for many purposes, including to help with pain, inflammation, blood flow, relaxation and well-being, and as a type of deep-tissue massage.