Hiran Ratnayake
Senior Communications Manager
Department of External Affairs

Pinpoint Your Pain with Dry Needling

Downloadable:   VIDEO

WHAT: Christiana Care will host a lecture on dry needling. Also known as Mysofascial Trigger Point Dry Needling – this treatment includes placing small needles into trigger points in muscles with the goal of easing muscle tension and pain.

Dry Needling can be effective in treating acute and chronic pain, as part of rehabilitation from injury, and can even be used in pain and injury prevention. Dry Needling offers few side effects. The treatment is performed by a physical therapist specially trained in the technique.

For many, Dry Needling offers dramatic and lasting pain relief after only a few treatments. The event is hosted by Christiana Care Rehabilitative Services, which features experts in physical, occupational, speech and audiology therapies.

Presenters include:

  • Chris Dougherty, DPT, physical therapy program manager at Christiana Care’s Springside Plaza in Glasgow.
  • Lorin Lyons, MPT, OCS, physical therapy program manager at Christiana Care’s Eugene du Pont Preventive Medicine & Rehabilitation Institute at Pelleport.
  • Todd Everett DSc, MPT, OCS, COMT, physical therapist for Christiana Care Rehabilitation Services at Middletown.
  • Travis Ross, DPT, physical therapist at Christiana Care’s Springside Plaza in Glasgow.

WHERE: Main Auditorium, Christiana Hospital’s John H. Ammon Medical Education Center at 4755 Ogletown-Stanton Rd., Newark, Del.

WHEN: Tuesday, May 21 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.


About ChristianaCare
Headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, ChristianaCare is one of the country’s most dynamic health care organizations, centered on improving health outcomes, making high-quality care more accessible and lowering health care costs. ChristianaCare includes an extensive network of primary care and outpatient services, home health care, urgent care centers, three hospitals (1,299 beds), a free-standing emergency department, a Level I trauma center and a Level III neonatal intensive care unit, a comprehensive stroke center and regional centers of excellence in heart and vascular care, cancer care and women’s health. It also includes the pioneering Gene Editing Institute and was rated by IDG Computerworld as one of the nation’s Best Places to Work in IT. ChristianaCare is a nonprofit teaching health system with more than 260 residents and fellows. With the unique CareVio data-powered care coordination service and a focus on population health and value-based care, ChristianaCare is shaping the future of health care. Learn how ChristianaCare delivers greater quality and value at