We’ll help you move better so you can feel better faster.
Thanks to our talented team, we’ve earned a 98% patient satisfaction rate because of our specialized care. To help you feel better faster, we’ll do the same for you. We offer a variety of services including Orthopedics, Manual Therapy, Trigger Point Dry Needling, Sports Performance, Women’s Health, Redcord Neurac®, Medical Exercise Therapy, Pilates, and Wellness.
Is dry needling right for you?
A physical therapist with specialized training uses Trigger Point Dry Needling by using a solid filament needle inserted into the skin and muscle at a myofascial trigger point. A trigger point consists of multiple knots within the muscle. These knots are related to the production and maintenance of the pain cycle.
No, Trigger Point Dry Needling is based on Western medical research and principles, whereas acupuncture is based on Eastern Chinese Medicine. The main similarity is that the same sterile, disposable, solid filament needles are used. Dr. Kloosterman is one of many physical therapists in northern Indiana who has been certified in dry needling and has been using it with great success for the past several years.
The reality is that anyone with pain or dysfunctional movement can benefit from Trigger Point Dry Needling. No physician referral is needed to participate in Physical Therapy.
During a TDN treatment, you will commonly feel discomfort, aching, and twitching of the muscle(s) being treated. The twitching is the releasing of the trigger point in the muscle. It is not uncommon for more dysfunctional muscles to experience more intense aching and twitching during a treatment.
It is common after a TDN session to feel an immediate change in the treated area. These changes may include but are not limited to; increased range of motion, decreased or eliminated pain with the previously painful movement, and post-workout type muscular soreness in the area treated. The soreness may also be likened to post-deep massage soreness.
You may feel sore immediately after treatment in the area of the body you were treated; this is normal but does not always occur. It can also take a few hours or until the next day before you feel soreness. The soreness may vary depending on the body area that was treated and varies from person to person, but typically it feels like you had an intense workout at the gym. Soreness typically lasts 24-48 hours. If soreness continues beyond this, please get in touch with your treating therapist.
It is not uncommon to have bruises after treatment; some areas are more likely than others to bruise. Some common areas are the shoulders, the base of the neck, head, face, arms, and legs. Large bruising rarely occurs but can. Use ice to help decrease the bruising, and if you feel concerned, please call your therapist.
It is not uncommon to feel tired, nauseous, emotional, giggly, or “loopy,” and/or somewhat “out of it” after treatment. This is a normal response that can last up to an hour or two after treatment. If this lasts beyond a day, contact your treating therapist as a precaution.
There are times when treatment may actually make your typical symptoms worse. This is normal. If this continues past the 24-48 hour window, keep note of it, as this is helpful information, and your treating therapist will then adjust your treatment plan based on your report if needed. This does not mean TDN cannot help your condition.
It is highly recommended that you increase your water intake for the next 24 hours after treatment to help avoid soreness.
It is recommended that you soak in a hot bath or hot tub to help avoid post-treatment soreness or enjoy our Far Infrared Sauna.
After treatment, you may do the following based on your comfort level if it hurts or exacerbates your symptoms, stop;
Work out and/or stretch
Massage the area
Use a heating pad
*Avoid ice unless you are icing a bruise; heat is better for muscle soreness.
*It is not recommended to drink alcohol. If you chose to do so, do not drink excessively.
We’re the only local office offering Redcord Neurac®.
Redcord Neurac® takes suspension exercise to a new level by introducing the use of bungee cords. Like floating in a swimming pool, your bodyweight is off-loaded with slings and bungee cords that assist you throughout the movements. By leveraging your own body weight as resistance, there are hundreds of therapeutic exercises available to maximize the use of your treatment or training space. This feature allows us to adjust the levels of resistance and neuromuscular challenge during each exercise.
Exercising in ropes and slings challenges your neuromuscular system to build exceptional core strength, muscle stability, and movement control. These are essential to help athletes and everyday people recover fast from injuries, regain pain-free physical performance, and maintain general health and wellness. Our office is the only local office to provide Redcord® physical therapy.
Personalized, one-on-one care
Meet Dr. Nate Kloosterman and hear his vision for how our team of doctors and assistants provide the ultimate care. Spoiler alert: it’s all about time. Time spent with your doctor and quality of time in your physical therapy sessions.
What is Physical Therapy?
Physical Therapy treatment can take many different forms. The common goal for treatment is to get the muscle or joints moving appropriately with manipulation, dry needling, and/or stretching and then reinforce that new movement with exercise. After joints and muscles have been restored, many treatments focus on optimizing your strength, endurance, coordination, balance, and posture so that you can move in the way you were designed to move. We have thermal modalities, ultrasound, and electrical stimulation, which can be used at the therapist's discretion. We have state-of-the-art equipment, including medical exercise pulleys, Pilates reformer, Redcord, Chair, Cardio Equipment, and Cervical.
- Back and Neck Pain — Specialized in the treatment of spine with manual therapy and MET
- Joint Pain
- Muscle Pain
- Nerve Pain
- Fibromyalgia–Unique approach with an excellent success rate
- TMJ–Specialized in addressing jaw pain.
- Sports Injuries — Return to sports faster and more safely!
- Whiplash Injuries — Specialized in treating this with great results!
- Work-Related Injuries
- Balance and Coordination Problems
- BPPV — Vertigo (Dizziness) — Able to resolve often in 2-4 visits
- Head Ache
- Rotator Cuff Tears and Tendonitis–Specialized MET technique has helped many avoid surgery.
- Tennis Elbow
- Golfers Elbow
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Runners Knee
- Jumpers Knee
- Ilio-tibial Band Syndrome
- Sacro-Iliac Pain
- Muscle Strain
- Before and After Surgery Rehabilitation — Integrated Wellness Program
- Total Joints
- Fall Prevention– Balance Training and Education
What are you waiting for?
Pain Relief Starts Here and Now!
By working at the causes of pain rather than putting out the fire, you can find relief, become more comfortable, and be freed from the pain cycle. Learn more about how our team of highly qualified therapists with their assessment tools will help you manage your pain – so you can get back to doing what you love.