Physical Therapy Coach Lindsey Horn is here to help members with any aches and pains they may have. This is not a massage or rubdown. She is a licensed Physical Therapist and wants to discover what is causing you discomfort, why you're feeling it, and the steps to take to remedy the situation.
Physical Fitness has always been part of Lindsey's life. She grew up playing competitive travel softball and volleyball and suffered her first major injury in 1999 that required knee surgery. This is when she fell in love with physical therapy. After dabbling in personal training while getting her bachelors degree, she pursued her doctorate in physical therapy. It was in physical therapy school that she started running half marathons. After getting a tad burnt out with running and working with patients who were avid CrossFitters, she decided to give CrossFit a try back in 2011. After moving to Nashville and working with more patients that were CrossFitters, she knew she needed to find her box and dive in.
Lindsey offers a few different options for members, all of which can be booked by emailing her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Athletic Screening - 30 minutes - $40
What is an "Athletic Screening"? - a formal assessment of range of motion, strength, soft tissue and joint mobility that could be causing pains and sorenesses. The goal of the assessment is to identify the tissue causing the dysfunction and begin a recovery or strengthening program in order to decrease risk for further injury and increase proper motor control in the body.
Dry Needling - $50
Dry Needling - $50 - Dry needling is a treatment that involves a very thin needle being pushed through the skin in order to stimulate a trigger point. This form of alternative therapy is used to release tight muscle bands that are associated with trigger point, or hard “knots” within a muscle that can cause pain over a large area.
What is Dry Needling?
Dry Needling involves the insertion of a thin filament needle to stimulate the healing process of soft tissues (muscle "trigger points", fascia, tendons and ligaments, etc.). The result of dry needling is pain relief and restoration of healthy physiology.
What is a "trigger point"?
A "trigger point" is a hyperirritable point in a muscle that is associated with a hypersensitive palpable nodule, or “knot." This area becomes painful at the site and can also “radiate” in predictable patterns.
Does it hurt?
A healthy muscle feels very little discomfort with insertion of this needle. However if the muscle is sensitive and shortened or has active trigger points within it, the subject will feel a sensation like a muscle cramp (the "twitch" response).
What is the difference between Dry Needling and Acupuncture?
The objectives and philosophy behind the use of dry needling by physical therapists is not based on ancient theories or tenets of traditional Chinese medicine. The performance of modern dry needling by physical therapists is based on Western Neuroanatomy and modern scientific study of the musculoskeletal and nervous systems.
Both Dry Needling and Acupuncture do, however, use the same tool; a solid needle filament.
Who can benefit from Dry Needling?
Almost anyone experiencing a variety of pain problems including, but not limited to:
- Acute/Chronic injuries
- Neck/Back pain
- Muscle Spasms
- Hip/Knee pain
- Muscle strains
- "Tennis/Golfer's Elbow"
- Overuse injuries
Are there any side effects to Dry Needling?
Side effects may vary among individuals. Typically, only mild muscle soreness or skin bruising.
Is Dry Needling covered by my health insurance?
In most cases it is a fee or cash-based service.