What is Dry Needling?
Dry needling is a technique used in physical therapy to treat muscle dysfunction, including tightness, pain, spasm, and trigger points. The goal of this procedure is to reduce pain, improve ROM, and restore function. This is a powerful technique that can relax tight, painful muscle tissue. Dry needling is a minimally invasive treatment where a thin, monofilament needle is inserted into dysfunctional muscle tissue. Research has shown that the effects of dry needling include increased blood flow, decreased muscle tightness, and an increase in Beta-Endorphins which act as the body’s natural pain reliever. Dry Needling is a great compliment to typical hands-on techniques and specific exercises.