Dry Needling

Dry needling uses small, thin needles to stimulate underlying muscular and connective tissues for the management of many orthopedic conditions, both acute and chronic. By inserting a needle into the dysfunctional tissue, it often leads to a contraction of the muscle which can then desensitize the irritated region. This often leads to a reduction of pain, improvements in flexibility and a restoration of normalized movement when combined with corrective exercises. 

 

Muscle dysfunction can be the primary or secondary contributing factor to many neuromusculoskeletal conditions, which can include:

  • Repetitive stress injuries
  • Tendonitis or tendinopathy
  • Muscle strains
  • IT band syndrome
  • Patellofemoral dysfunction
  • Neck pain or headaches
  • Rotator cuff impingement
  • SI joint dysfunction
  • Sciatica

Dry Needling vs. Acupuncture

This treatment is not acupuncture. Modern dry needling is based on modern scientific study of the muscles and nervous system. This modality can only be done by trained clinicians.