CustomFit Concierge is an in-home, private "for hire" mobile physical therapy & fitness practice. We serve Downtown Chicago, IL and the surrounding suburbs. With CustomFit, we aim to determine the root cause of your problem and develop a plan specific to you.
What is physical therapy?
Physical therapy is a mode of medically treating and improving pain, recovering from illness or injury, returning to life after surgery, and improving your health through lifestyle changes.
Physical therapists are trained experts with doctorate degrees and extensive training in human movement, health, and performance... but most of all, we are humans too.
We work with you and will listen to your story. We understand how important your goals are to you and will help you find the best path to move towards them too.
What is a trigger point?
A trigger point is an area of knotted up tissue muscle that often causes a lot of pain when it's touched or massaged and can also refer to other parts of the body when touched. We will often see these all over the body, but especially in the neck or shoulders for people who work desk jobs. Other areas can be the upper traps, forearms, low back, your glutes, and your thighs.
What is dry needling?
Physical therapists use dry needling to address muscle stiffness, muscle pain, and to help restore and increase function. What we do is use an acupuncture needle or a monofilament needle inserted into the muscle itself, or the knotted tissue in the muscle to help release some of that tension that we otherwise wouldn't be able to address with our hands. These areas of knotted tissue are called trigger points.
Should I get dry needling?
Anyone can potentially benefit from dry needling, and it's definitely worth trying out if you haven't been able to find anything else to release the tense tissue. If you're struggling with stiffness, trying dry needling could be the answer for you to help restore function, improve flexibility, and get rid of that pain.