Meet your therapist:
Eric Hughes, PT, DPT, SCS, CMTPT Doctor of Physical Therapy Board Certified Specialist in Sports PT Dry Needling Certified
Dr Hughes has 17 years experience and completed his professional education at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Department of Physical Therapy and Human Movement Science in 2006. He has been a lifelong athlete and was captain of his Track & Field team at Illinois Wesleyan University. His resume includes being a PT for an NCAA Division 1 athletic program, Outpatient Clinic Manager, Clinic Director, and now Owner. Dr Hughes is passionate about his profession and strives to be the best practitioner for each patient. He truly cares about your health, your wellness, and your overall well-being.
As a former collegiate athlete, a current recreational athlete, and part of the aging population, Eric understands the importance of taking care of your body. Having experienced numerous injuries, surgeries, and physical therapy sessions of his own, he knows first-hand the struggles and successes of finding good practitioners. He believes in treating the entire person, rather than a single diagnosis. He prides himself on excellence.
Trigger point dry needling is an incredible adjunct to treatment that targets painful/tight spots in your muscles that can refer pain to other areas in your body. An acupuncture needle is used to directly target the trigger point and release the tension, reduce/eliminate referred pain, and re-establish homeostasis at the point of the trigger point.
Dr Hughes has been certified by Myopain Seminars in dry needling for over 5 years and has completed thousands of sessions. He has seen unprecedented positive results for such issues as musculogenic headaches, shoulder pain, back pain, neck pain, hip pain, and pain that mimics issues such as sciatica and IT-band syndrome.
Not everyone is suitable for trigger point dry needling, and Dr Hughes will perform a detailed examination and gather all necessary patient history to determine efficacy of this procedure. Click the link below for more detailed explanation of trigger point dry needling.