Physical Therapist Joins Team, Offers Dry Needling

By: Aprill Murphy

ALBION, Nebraska (July 24, 2023) – Boone County Health Center (BCHC) is thrilled to announce the newest addition to its team of expert physical therapists. McKenna Rossmeier, DPT, has recently joined the practice, bringing a wealth of knowledge to enhance patient care. With her specialized training in dry needling, she is set to provide effective and innovative treatments to her patients.

Rossmeier earned her Bachelor of Science from Doane University and her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Saint Mary in Leavenworth, KS. With a Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT), Rossmeier holds the highest level of education and qualifications in the field. Throughout her academic journey, she developed a passion for understanding the complexities of human anatomy and the latest advancements in therapeutic techniques.

Dry needling is one such advanced technique, which Rossmeier has mastered through rigorous training and clinical experience. This therapeutic method involves precisely inserting thin, sterile needles into trigger points or ‘knots’ in muscles. Dry needling aims to alleviate pain, improve muscle function, and promote the body’s natural healing processes. By combining dry needling, soft tissue mobilization and exercise, patients can maintain proper muscle tension and train the muscles to fire correctly. Dry needling is particularly effective in treating conditions such as:

  • Chronic and acute muscle pain
  • Sports injuries
  • Postoperative recovery
  • Myofascial pain syndrome
  • Tension headaches
  • Fibromyalgia
  • And more

“We are delighted to welcome McKenna to our team,” said Allison Rankin, PT Supervisor at BCHC. “Her dedication to helping patients recover from injuries and improve their quality of life aligns perfectly with our core values. Incorporating dry needling into our range of services expands treatment options for our patients, providing a comprehensive and personalized approach to rehabilitation and pain management.”

Beyond their professional accomplishments, Rossmeier brings a remarkable background in college basketball and a passion for athletics. Having played at the collegiate level, she understands the physical demands and potential injuries that athletes may face. In her spare time, you can find her outside golfing, doing yard work, walking her dogs and spending time with friends and family.

Rossmeier works Monday through Friday at the Health Center. Patients interested in experiencing the benefits of dry needling or seeking expert physical therapy services can now schedule appointments with Rossmeier by calling 402-395-3187.