dry needling

Dry Needling

Dry Needling is a treatment technique often used by physical therapists to relieve pain. It requires using a sterile acupuncture needle, which is inserted through the skin into muscles, tendons, ligaments, and close to nerves. Dry Needling is not acupuncture; it is based on a modern scientific study of musculoskeletal and neuromuscular systems.

Dry Needling can be used to treat pain of all sorts. It is particularly useful in helping athletes overcome delayed onset muscle soreness. As athletes push the envelope to become bigger and faster or to reach new goals, recovery becomes an essential phase in the process. Often, dry needling can also be used to speed up this recovery time allowing the athlete to return to training or playing as soon as possible.

When combined with physical therapy and advanced manual therapy techniques, Dry Needling is an effective treatment for many types of pain, including sports-related pain, musculoskeletal injuries, and the daily aches and pains from everyday activities.

Dry Needling can be helpful in treating:

  • Sciatica
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Headaches
  • Joint Immobility
  • Muscle Tension
  • Musculoskeletal and Athletic Injuries
  • Acute and Chronic Pain
  • Posture Imbalance