A Powerful Way to Stimulate Healing
The definition of Dry Needling as defined by the Federation of State Board of Physical Therapy is: Dry needling is a skilled technique performed by Physical Therapists using filiform needles to penetrate the skin and/or underlying tissues to affect change in the body’s structures and function for the evaluation and management of musculoskeletal conditions, pain, movement impairments, and disability.
While that is certainly a mouth full, the fact is that extensive medical research provides clear evidence that dry needling is a powerfully effective tool for managing pain and enhancing function. It is a cost effective way to address a wide range of applications. In fact, many people experience noticeable improvements after just one treatment. Dry needling interrupts the swelling-pain-weakness cycle, re-establishes a healthy biochemical environment in the tissue, and restores proper muscle function of the injured area.
It can provide relief from persistent pain, improve flexibility and range of motion, and reduce recovery time after exercise, injury and/or surgery.
Below is a inconclusive list of the conditions that dry needling is effective in treating:
- Rotator cuff injuries
- Back pain
- Jumper’s knee
- Patellofemoral pain
- Neck pain
- Hip Pain
- ITB syndrome
- Joint pain
- Muscle and tendon injuries
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Scar pain
- Frozen Shoulder / Adhesive Capsulitis
- Repetitive Stress injuries
- Tightness and imbalances
- Tennis Elbow or Golfer’s Elbow
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Tension Headaches or Migraines
- Post-surgical rehabilitation
If you are struggling with any of the above, request an appointment to learn more about how dry needling can help.