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Dry Needling

Dry Needling is a technique physical therapists use to treat myofascial pain. The technique uses a “dry” needle, meaning one without medication or injection, and is inserted through the skin into areas of muscle known as trigger points along with connective tissues for the management of neuromusculoskeletal pain and movement impairments. This technique is used to treat dysfunctions in skeletal muscle, connective tissue, to diminish persistent and chronic pain, and reduce or restore impairments in body structure and function, leading to improved activity and participation.

Is Dry Needling the same as Acupuncture?

No, Dry Needling is not the same as Acupuncture or traditional Chinese medicine. It does not have the purpose of altering the flow of energy (“Qi”) along traditional Chinese meridians for the treatment of diseases. Dry Needling is a modern, science-based intervention for the treatment of pain and dysfunction in musculoskeletal conditions.

What conditions can we treat with Dry Needling?

  • Neck pain

  • Shoulder Impingement

  • Tennis elbow

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome

  • Headaches

  • Knee pain

  • Shin splints

  • Plantar fasciitis

  • Low back pain

  • And many more!!

Benefits of Dry Needling

  • Reduction of local and referred pain

  • Improved Range of Motion

  • Decrease in Trigger Point irritability

  • Jump-start the healing process if plateau in rehabilitation.


A licensed Physical Therapist who is certified in Dry Needling.

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