Functional dry needling

Functional dry needling (FDN) is a technique used by physical therapists to treat a variety of musculoskeletal conditions. FDN involves the insertion of thin, sterile needles into the skin and muscles to stimulate the body’s natural healing response. At OSR Physical Therapy, our experienced therapists use functional dry needling to help patients recover from injuries, reduce pain, and improve their overall function.


The benefits of functional dry needling are numerous.

  1. It can be an effective pain management tool. By stimulating the body’s natural pain-relieving mechanisms, dry needling can help reduce the need for pain medication, which can have harmful side effects.
  2. Improve blood flow to injured tissues, promoting healing and reducing inflammation.


Functional dry needling can be used to treat a variety of conditions, including:

1. Muscle tension and pain: Dry needling can help reduce muscle tension and pain by releasing trigger points, or tight areas within the muscle.

2. Back pain: Dry needling can help relieve pain associated with conditions such as sciatica, herniated discs, and spinal stenosis.

3. Headaches: Dry needling can be used to treat tension headaches, migraines, and other types of headaches.

4. Joint pain: Dry needling can help relieve pain and stiffness in joints such as the shoulder, knee, and hip.

5. Sports injuries: Dry needling can help accelerate the healing process for sports-related injuries such as strains, sprains, and tendonitis.

6. Fibromyalgia: Dry needling can help reduce the pain and muscle stiffness associated with fibromyalgia.

At OSR Physical Therapy, our therapists are trained in functional dry needling and use this technique as part of a comprehensive treatment plan. We believe in using evidence-based practices to help our patients achieve their treatment goals and improve their overall quality of life.

If you are experiencing pain or discomfort and are looking for a non-invasive treatment option, functional dry needling may be right for you. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and learn more about how we can help you achieve your health and wellness goals.

Industrial Rehabilitation and Return to Work Programs For The Injured Worker

OSR excels in the rehabilitation of the injured worker. We believe that in working together we will ensure optimal recovery. All our therapists are experts in understanding musculoskeletal injuries and how to assess the demands of your job to ensure a safe and appropriate return to work. We will assist in the coordination of your care and communicate with all parties involved to achieve optimal outcomes. Our programs are patient focused and pertinent to the specific job demands of the patient.


Services Provided:

  • Physical therapy for the injured worker for all work-related injuries, acute and chronic orthopedic conditions.
  • Functional work conditioning utilizing OSR’s Triple 3 Program as explained below.
  • Functional capacity evaluations utilizing the XRTS system that provides a A redesigned approach to functional capacity evaluations that is efficient, fully objective in nature, and effectively assesses the validity of effort put forth by the client.


Why Choose OSR For Your Work-Related Injury?

  • We can provide timely and efficient scheduling within 1 week upon receiving all paperwork
  • We provide detailed reports and frequent updates for all parties involved.
  • We facilitate return to your maximum function at work and help resume work role with confidence
  • Our providers are available for contact and for your convenience

Functional Work Conditioning

OSR developed a unique Work Conditioning model called the Triple 3 program which is guaranteed to prepare you for a safe, sustained re-entry into the workforce FASTER than our competitors!

The Triple 3 program takes place over three weeks with an opportunity for an extended three-week session depending upon outcomes.

What is the Triple 3 Program?

Each week the patient will have three sessions lasting on average three hours with each session equally divided between cardio, job specific and injury specific therapy. The initial eval will establish a baseline and an FCE can be performed at the end of the treatment program.  Treatment involves exercises as well as functional tasks and activities.  The objective of the work conditioning program is to restore the injured employee’s physical capacity and function for return to work with an emphasis on prevention of future injury teaching correct body mechanics with safe movement patterns.

Chanhassen Location

7872 Century Blvd
Chanhassen, MN 55317
Phone: 952-448-9081
Fax: 952-448-9088

Eden Prairie Location

16550 West 78th St., Suite B
Eden Prairie, MN 55346
Phone: 952-873-7400
Fax: 952-873-7408

Minnetonka Location

5101 County Road 101
Minnetonka, MN 55345
Phone: 952-512-2400
Fax: 952-512-2409

Chaska Location

110105 Pioneer Trail, Suite 201
Chaska, MN 55318
Phone: 952-512-2470
Fax: 952-512-2479

Shakopee Location

1667 17th Ave E., Suite 107
Shakopee, MN 55379
Phone: 952-224-8120
Fax: 952-224-8121