Dry needling is a general term for a therapeutic treatment procedure that involves inserting a filament needle into a muscle and its surrounding fascia. There is no injectable solution and the needle that is used is very thin.
Unlike acupuncture, dry needling is more orthopedically based. We use movement assessment and palpation to find restrictions in range of motion and faulty movement patterns to determine where we insert the needle.
One of the goals of the therapy is to release muscle tension to improve ranges of motion, help movement patterns, and set in motion chemical responses which lower pain levels.
Who can benefit?
If you suffer from one or more of the following, dry needling may help you:
- Back Pain
- Neck Pain
- Muscle spasms
- Knee pain
- Shoulder pain
- Overuse injuries
- Chronic pain