Dr. Catherine Dayhoff, DAOM, Dipl.Ac, LAc is board certified, licensed and insured to practice acupuncture and oriental medicine in the state of Washington. She specializes in orthopedic acupuncture that treats a variety of pain affecting muscles, nerves, tendons, ligaments, and bones. Orthopedic Acupuncture is effective for all types of acute or chronic pain, or injury. Find a list of conditions we treat below.
Our specialty: Orthopedic Acupuncture
Orthopedic acupuncture treats injuries or pain in the musculoskeletal system. This includes joints, ligaments, muscles, tendons, nerves and the structures that support the neck, back and limbs. Orthopedic acupuncture reprograms the body via neural reprogramming that encourages the musculoskeletal system to find deep relaxation, balance and eliminate pain.
We look at all the contributing factors and create a treatment plan that will get you out of pain and help you understand your condition better. We take a full history of when your condition started, any combinations of factors that might be contributing to it, review impressions of MRI or Ex-rays and we listen to any concerns or questions you have. After the initial health history, we may do orthopedic testing to target what muscles are affected as well as palpate for tenderness and active trigger points. Our treatments are gentle and effective giving you immediate results. Dayhoff Acupuncture offers fresh and highly effective treatments that reduce your pain starting day one with non-invasive, non-surgical and pain free treatments.
Dr. Dayhoff integrates modern orthopedic testing, advanced anatomical training, trigger point therapy and advanced acupuncture techniques. She includes the popular trigger point needling technique (also called dry needling) to enhance traditional acupuncture to provide immediate relief from any pain condition.
What we are testing for:
1. Pain with range of motion.
2. Limitations with range of motion.
3. Tenderness at muscle insertion or origin points.
4. Changes in reflexes - decreased reflex, diminished reflexes etc.
5. Muscle weakness.
What the results indicate:
1. Muscle tightness and/or tears - sprains/strains
2. Tendon or ligament tears/strains
3. Vertebral disk pathologies
4. Compromised muscle reflexes
Our acupuncturist has extensive training in trigger point dry needling that is far superior to their counterparts who receive just a few hours of training. This extensive training means your treatments are effective, painless and extremely safe.
"This was my first time ever going to an Acupuncturist. I've had severe pain in my right shoulder down to my elbow for 8 months. The pain was so bad that I couldn't even open a car door, carry groceries sleep through
8797 Gage Blvd Suite A
Kennewick, WA 99336
1209 Meade Ave,
Prosser, WA 99350
Fax #: (509) 786-7385
I am amazed. I've put off seeking acupuncture because I couldn't imagine it would work on pain as severe as mine. Two back surgeries for a rare condition left me in chronic pain and on heavy-duty drugs, which work most of the time.
Conditions that respond well to acupuncture and the acupuncture technique of trigger point needling
If you don't see the condition you are looking for please call to speak with Dr. Dayhoff for a consultation.
This list is not exhaustive.
This list is not exhaustive.