Dry Needling

What is Dry Needling?

Dry Needling works on two primary levels – mechanical and neurologic and is primarily used to induce changes in the neuromuscular and nervous system. On a mechanical level, it is a form of myofascial release and happens at a deeper cellular level.


How is it done?

Many of our therapists are certified in Dry Needling.

A monofilament needle is inserted into the trigger point area of the muscle.

A trigger point is a tight muscular band or a contracture which restricts your range of motion and can cause referred or localized pain. 

Dry needling increases blood circulation, promotes healing and eases pain.

Dry Needling is not acupuncture. While acupuncture origins from Eastern medicine, the technique of dry needling has originated from Western medical science. The main goal of dry needling is to activate the dormant trigger points and redeem their functionality. It can treat a lot of neuro muscular problems and can be applied to the muscles of the the back, hips, shoulder, hand and neck area. According to extensive research, it is a safe tool for pain management.

Dry needling can be used to treat neck pain, back pain, hip pain, shoulder pain, rotator cuff tendinitis, sciatic pain, piriformis syndrome, pelvic pain, wrist pain, hand pain, tennis and golfer’s elbow, knee pain, shin pain, ankle sprains and many more.

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