Sports Physical Therapy

Don’t let an injury slow you down. Get back to an active lifestyle with help from Sanford POWER physical therapy in Grand Forks. We offer the services you need following a sports-related injury, trauma, surgery or overuse injury.

Our team of experienced board-certified physical therapists partners with athletes from their initial injury through recovery. We also help athletes avoid further injury with tailored sport-specific exercise programs.

Our Services

  • Biomechanical evaluation with high-speed video analysis
  • Dry needling
  • Golf-specific services
  • Injury evaluation and treatment
  • Postoperative rehabilitation
  • Return-to-performance program
  • Return-to-play testing
  • Runner’s services
  • Thrower’s program


ASTYM is soft tissue therapy that can treat a variety of soft tissue problems, including scarring, fibrosis and degeneration. These issues may develop from trauma, surgery or overuse.

ASTYM is effective for new injuries and chronic conditions.

The treatment works by gliding instruments across the surface of the skin to locate problem areas and prompt the body’s healing process. With ASTYM, exercise and movement promote healing, so you can return to activities without pain or restrictions.

Research shows ASTYM can successfully treat several conditions and could help patients for whom other treatments have failed.

Call Sanford POWER at (701) 757-8900 for more information.

Dry Needling Treatment

Dry needling can treat a variety of conditions. It helps relieve muscle strains, back pain, neck pain and soreness throughout the body. It’s most often used to treat pain or stimulate recovery after competition or training.

Sanford POWER physical therapists in Grand Forks have advanced training in dry needling.

What is Dry Needling?

The treatment uses a dry needle, which is a needle that can’t inject medications. The thin, solid needle has a rounded tip as opposed to a sharp tip. Specialists insert these needles into sore or hypersensitive muscle tissues.

Needles remain in the tissue anywhere from seconds to 10 or 15 minutes, depending on the muscle and treatment goal. Providers may pair the treatment with brief electrical stimulation to help the patient’s muscles relax. Patients will complete exercises after treatment to stimulate healing.

What to Know About Dry Needling

After dry needling, patients can expect some soreness, which can last as long as three days.

Dry needling is not acupuncture. Acupuncture is a practice based on traditional Chinese medicine and performed by acupuncturists. The only similarity between the two techniques is the use of a needle.

Those who are pregnant, recently had surgery, afraid of needles or on blood thinners aren’t candidates for the treatment.

To learn more about physical therapy services in Grand Forks, call (701) 757-8900.

POWER Center
Grand Forks

2800 S Columbia Rd Space 112
Grand Forks, ND 58201
(701) 757-8900