Dry Needling uses precise placement of single use, sterile acupuncture needles to deactivate myofascial trigger points and break up myofascial bands. A trigger point is a local band of tight, irritable and dysfunctional muscle tissue. This often emerges because of injury, overuse or poor movement patterns. This form of treatment helps to alleviate pain as well as restore normal muscle function and increase range of motion.
Dry Needling is used to assist in treating several musculoskeletal conditions including; headaches, shoulder/rotator cuff pain, tennis/golfers elbow, low back pain, sciatic/IT band pain, plantar fasciitis, and much more!
When dry needling is applied to an affected muscle or trigger point, it can decrease muscle tightness, increase blood flow and reduce pain. Patients often report immediate relief after treatment and the needles do not remain in the muscle for a long period; usually 10 secs to a few minutes. Dry needling is not the same as acupuncture and our version of dry needling is 99% pain free!