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Community Memorial Hospital adds Dry Needling to Therapy Options - February 2019

Friday, February 01, 2019

Dry needling is an effective treatment for acute and chronic pain, rehabilitation from injury, and even pain and injury prevention with very few side effects.  Patients can receive dry needling as part of their physical therapy treatments in conjunction with other therapy modalities. Dry needling can be used to treat a variety of musculoskeletal impairments including but not limited to tendonitis, headaches, muscle strains, rotator cuff injuries, back and neck pain, knee and hip pain and many more.  Typically positive results are apparent within 2-4 treatment sessions but can vary depending on the cause and duration of the symptoms and overall health of the patient. Dry needling is the use of a thin, solid needle inserted through the skin into trigger points of muscles to promote relaxation of the muscle and decrease pain.  There is no injectable solution and typically the needle which is used is very thin.

Community Memorial Hospital physical therapists, Cathy Frericks, MPT and Marisa Lakner, DPT are trained and certified by the South Dakota State Board of Medical and Osteopathic examiners to perform dry needling.    

Contact CMH Therapy at 475-7390 to obtain information regarding this Dry Needling Therapy Option.

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 "Our Commitment to a Healthy Future" campaign to raised funds to purchase various items for the $6.2 million expansion and renovation project that began at the hospital in spring 2009.


The 17,000 square foot addition provided 13 new inpatient rooms, two cardiac care rooms, two emergency rooms, pharmacy, patient registration area, and a new ambulance/emergency entrance. The renovation remodeled about 9,500 square feet of the hospital, including an operating room, recovery room, ambulatory surgery rooms, visiting specialist room, outpatient treatment center, bone density scanning room, ultrasound room, and other support services