Trigger Point Dry Needling

A different approach to physical therapy care

Stubborn muscle knots that just wont go away? Headaches, generalized pain, loss of motion after a surgery and fibromyalgia are just a few of the conditions that trigger point dry needling has been shown to benefit. Often, these areas of pain seem to stick around no matter how hard you try to stretch, foam roll, or massage them out. 

 

Dry needling can be an excellent complimentary intervention to traditional physical therapy care for many people. Following a full assessment, your physical therapist will determine if trigger point dry needling is right for you. Dry needling involves a thin filiform needle being inserted directly into muscular trigger points or muscle knots. Your muscle will twitch in response to the needle and allow for the muscle to release. The decreased tension in the muscle will allow it to move better, contract appropriately and decrease your pain. To best maintain results, dry needling is followed by muscle retraining and strengthening. 

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  • headaches

  • jaw pain or TMJ/TMD

  • shoulder pain

  • back pain

  • neck pain

  • hip pain

  • plantar fasciitis

  • limited range of motion

  • sciatica

  • fibromyalgia

  • muscle knots that won't go away

Do you experience...

If so, your physical therapist will determine if dry needling is right for you!