Dry needling is an innovative physical therapy technique used for targeted trigger point pain relief. Typically used as part of a larger, whole body treatment plan, dry needling can be remarkably effective at releasing or inactivating trigger points to relieve pain and improve range of motion.
What is Dry Needling Therapy?
Dry needling, similar to acupuncture, involves needles without medication being inserted through the skin into highly-targeted muscle areas. The muscle areas and trigger points typically targeted via dry needling are not easily palpable manually, so dry needling provides a unique opportunity to provide more targeted therapy.
Benefits of Dry Needling Include:
- Pain Relief
- Improved Range of Motion
- Reduced Muscle Tension
- Normalized Dysfunction of the Motor End Plates
- Faster Return to Normalcy