CarriageTowneNews.com, Kingston, NH

Special Features

September 26, 2013

Relieving Pain Using Trigger Point Dry Needling

The physical therapy office of Sports and Rehab has three locations in Southern New Hampshire, including one on Danville Road in Hampstead. It specializes in many aspects of rehabilitative care - sports injuries, orthotics, post-operative rehab, electrical stimulation, and more. But recently under new management, there is a new treatment option offered to help relieve your pain.

Rob Armata, PT, DPT joined Sports and Rehab in 2007, but was recently appointed Clinical Administrator of both the Salem and Hampstead location this past summer. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Physiology and Doctorate in Physical Therapy both from UMass Lowell.

“My specific area of expertise is in the biomechanics of the shoulder and knee and all phases of rehabilitation necessary, from the overuse injury to the post operative protocols of all surgeries,” says Armata.

His goal is to help Sports and Rehab build relationships with local orthopedic and primary care offices for open communication and specialized care for all of their patients. Instead of searching for doctors, information, and referrals, there can be a sense of community and ease for patients to get all of the care they need.

Pain is the common denominator in all of the areas Sports and Rehab works with. This is why Armata recently took an extensive course in what is called ‘trigger point dry needling’.

He explains, “A trigger point is a ‘knot’ in the muscle tissue that may be tender to the touch. A trigger point may also cause ‘referred pain,’ or pain which is distant from the trigger point. For example, a muscle in the hip can cause pain all the way down the leg, and may be mistaken for ‘sciatic’ pain. Chronic trigger points can lead to dysfunction, such as in the spine, where a tight muscle can cause pressure on the nerves, leading to a cycle of pain and dysfunction.”

Text Only
Special Features

New England News
Obituaries
  • Alan J. Walker, 68

    Kingston, N.H. — Mr. Alan James Walker, 68, passed away peacefully at his home on July 8, 2014, after a long, brave battle with cancer.

    Continued ...
    1 day
  • James Reese

    Raymond, NH — James Edwin Reese, 74, passed away on Wednesday, July 16, 2014, surrounded by his family and friends at his home in Raymond, N.H. He was the son of John and Ruth Reese, born on Oct. 29, 1939 in Edensburg, Pa. James graduated from Central Cambria High School in Pennsylvania before proudly serving in the U.S. Army as a food inspector. His military service was followed by 31 years with the U.S. Department of Agriculture as a meat inspector. Mr. Reese was an avid outdoorsman and spent much of his time fishing, camping and hiking in the White Mountains. He became involved in the Boy Scouts and enjoyed passing on his vast knowledge of the wilderness to others. Throughout his retirement years he enjoyed woodworking, raising rabbits and working in his garden.

    Continued ...
    1 day 1 Photo
  • Velma J. Reid

    South Hampton, NH — Velma J. Reid, 80, died peacefully on July 17, 2014 at Exeter Hospital, surrounded by family. She was born in Haverhill, Mass. on June 8, 1934, the daughter of the late George C.W. and Alta I. (Kimball) Haynes. A graduate of Haverhill High School, Velma worked at Western Electric until she had children. For years, she was a devoted “stay-at-home” mom who raised her three children in a loving, nurturing environment. She later worked various manufacturing jobs until her retirement. After retiring, she volunteered her time at various organizations and was very involved at the East Kingston Community United Methodist Church as a member of the women’s guild, assisting with the holiday fair, and helping out wherever she could. She had a passion for animals, and would donate money, food, and blankets to the NH SPCA. She loved to sew and made a personalized quilt for every member of her family. She was also a member of the “Ugly Quilts” group, which made blankets and sleeping bags for the homeless using recycled fabric. She is survived by her husband, Clyde Reid of South Hampton, N.H.; daughter, Pam Eaton of Danville, N.H.; son and daughter-in-law, Douglas and Kim Reid of Raymond, N.H.; daughter, Shirley Reid of South Hampton, N.H.; two sisters, Gwen Stuart of Haverhill, and Norma Taplin of Dracut; four grandchildren, Cheryl and Marc Welch, and Kristen and Joshua Reid, and several nieces and nephews.

    Continued ...
    1 day 1 Photo
  • Carleen A. Knowlton, 80

    Danville, NH — Carleen A. (Rhoadhouse) Knowlton, 80, of Danville and formerly of Hampstead, died on July 7, 2014, at her home.

    Continued ...
    8 days 1 Photo
  • Miriam O. (Graham) Graham, 84

    Kingston, NH — Miriam O. (Graham) Graham, 84, a resident of Kingston since 2001, and former longtime resident of Grafton, Mass., died peacefully, surrounded by her family, on July 11, 2014, following a long illness.

    Continued ...
    8 days 1 Photo

Stocks