What is Dry Needling Therapy?
Dry needling is a skilled technique performed by a physical therapist with specialized training using filiform needles to penetrate the skin and/or underlying tissues to affect change in body structures and functions for the evaluation and management of neuromusculoskeletal conditions, pain, movement impairments, and disability. Dry needles are inserted into sub-dermal structures such as, muscles, tendons, ligaments, bone, scar tissue, peripheral nerves and neurovascular structures; to solicit a local and systemic response to aid in pain reduction and improved movement patterns.
Who benefits from Dry Needling?
Dry needling is a modern, science-based intervention for the treatment of pain and dysfunction in musculoskeletal conditions such as neck pain, shoulder impingement, tennis elbow, neck pain, knee pain, shin splints, plantar fasciitis, or low back pain. Dry needling has also been found to be beneficial for arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, headaches, TMJ disorders, radiculopathies, and chronic pain.