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Desonier Receives Dry Needling Certification

Reba Desonier, a physical therapist with Lake Charles Memorial Health System is now certified to perform dry needling. Dry needling is an effective treatment for chronic pain, acute pain, radicular pain, muscle imbalance and tightness, muscle paralysis and more.

The treatment is delivered through a small filament advancing into the muscle in the region of a trigger point. Dry needling is simple, safe, and most of all effective as indicated from multiple research studies over the last few years of its growing popularity.

To attain this certification, Desonier completed more than 50 hours of classroom instruction, with several written and practical examinations throughout the courses. Desonier was required to perform a significant amount of literature review and in-depth study before taking each course and was required to perform 200 encounters to practice her technique. Therapists are required by the Louisiana State Board to have two years experience as a licensed therapist before they can take their first class.

For more information, contact Outpatient Physical & Occupational Rehabilitation at 337.494.2556.