Dry needling is a safe, minimally discomforting and often an effective technique for patients with certain musculoskeletal dysfunctions. Dry needling is a treatment performed by skilled, trained physical therapists, certified in the procedure. This treatment uses a thin monofilament needle that penetrates the skin and treats underlying muscular trigger points for the management of neuromusculoskeletal pain and movement impairments.
It's important to note dry needling is not the same as acupuncture. It uses similar tools, but that's where the similarities end. Dry needling is based on traditional, studied and tested practices of Western Medicine to restore normal muscle function. Traditional acupuncture practitioners' follow Eastern Medicine's key principle of holistic treatment, and base their practice on "normalizing the energy imbalance," or Chi, in the body to cure syndromes. At Therapy Partners after an extensive evaluation of pain patterns, posture, movement impairments, function and orthopedic tests; we will determine if you could benefit from dry needling.
Dry needling treats muscle tissue, and its goal is to reduce pain, decrease trigger points and restore function. We only recommend dry needling as a part of a comprehensive physical therapy treatment program.
Dry needling can be used for a wide variety of musculoskeletal issues, such as but not limited to shoulder, neck, heel, hip and back pain.
If you have any further Questions about dry needling and how it can become par of your path to recovery, please feel free to contact us and schedule an appointment.