Dry Needling

Dry needling is a procedure in which a solid filament needle is inserted into the skin at a myofascial trigger point, tendon, ligament, bone, or muscle junction. It involves insertion and sometimes repetitive manipulation of the needle to stimulate a healing response. No medication is injected.

Dry needling is not always a treatment by itself. It is typically done in conjunction with other forms of physical therapy. These treatments may include exercises, postural training, education, and other hands-on techniques such as soft tissue work and manipulation. Dry Needling should only be performed by a licensed medical professional with certification in this specialized treatment, and we are happy to offer this service at Ortho PT.

What are the Benefits of Dry Needling?

  • Immediate reduction in local, referred, and widespread pain
  • Restoration of range of motion and muscle activation patterns
  • Normalization of the immediate active myofascial trigger points
  • Reduce peripheral and central sensitization
  • Long-term pain relief

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