Dry Needling is safe and effective treatment used by Physical Therapist to reduce pain and movement impairments. The technique uses a “dry” needle, one without medication, inserted into muscles to restore pain free movement.
All our Physical Therapist’s have been certified to perform the procedure. A small spot of blood or bruising may occur in a very low percentage of treatments. This side effect is considered normal.
Dry Needling is a safe and effective treatment for a variety of muscular and painful conditions. Some of this conditions are; neck and back pain, chronic headaches, tendonitis, muscular strains, fibromyalgia, muscular spasms, and various injuries that sometimes come from an active lifestyle.
During a dry needling procedure a Physical Therapist will insert a very then filiform needle through the skin to penetrate restrictions in the muscle and myofascial trigger points.
A trigger point is a sensitive and often painful area of a muscle that produces increased pain and often movement dysfunction when over stimulated.
Both techniques use the same tool with very different purposes. Traditional acupuncture is based off the belief in Chinese meridians with a purpose to alter the flow of a person’s energy. While, dry needling uses current evidence-based guidelines to treat a specific diagnosed muscular disorder, restore functional movement, and reduce pain.
No. On your first visit, your Physical Therapist will perform an evaluation. Once complete, you and your therapist will discuss the best treatment options for your condition. Dry needling may be one of the suggested options.
Our Physical Therapist strive to practice pain free dry needling. However, the procedure at times may cause the sensation of slight muscle tension that is not harmful. This feeling is most often followed by pain reduction that makes undergoing dry needling a great decision.