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Dry Needling

What is Dry Needling?

Dry needling is a skilled intervention that uses a dry, thin, filiform needle, one without medication or injection, to penetrate the skin and stimulate underlying myofascial trigger points, muscular, and connective tissues for the management of pain and movement impairments. Dry needling (DN) is a technique that physical therapists use for the treatment of pain and movement restrictions. It has been shown to help treat dysfunctions in skeletal muscle, fascia, and connective tissue, diminish persistent peripheral pain, and reduce or restore impairments of body structure and function leading to improved activity and participation.

Why Dry Needling?

In cases when dry needling is used by physical therapists, it is typically 1 technique that’s part of a larger treatment plan.  Our goal, as musculoskeletal specialists, is to use dry needling to assist with releasing or inactivating trigger points to relieve pain and/or improve range of motion. Preliminary research supports that dry needling improves pain control, reduces muscle tension, and normalizes dysfunctions of the motor end plates, which are the sites where nerve impulses are transmitted to muscles. This can help speed up the patient’s return to active rehabilitation and get back to doing the things they love to do!

Dry Needling During PT can help with:
• Low Back & Neck Pain/Stiffness
• Shoulder & Elbow Pain/Stiffness
• Hip & Knee Pain/Stiffness
• Ankle & Foot Pain/Stiffness
• Post-Surgical Conditions
• Sports Injuries
• Headaches & Migraines
• Fibromyalgia

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If you want to learn more about this treatment discipline, or to determine if dry needling would be beneficial in the treatment of your condition, please call or schedule your Free Pain Assessment online today.