Physical Therapy Dry Needling Treatment
While the name of the procedure may sound intimidating, dry needling is safe, minimally discomforting, and often an effective technique for patients with certain musculoskeletal presentations. Dry needling is a treatment performed by skilled, trained physical therapists, certified in the procedure. A thin monofilament needle penetrates the skin and treats underlying muscular trigger points for the management of neuromusculoskeletal pain and movement impairments.
Dry needling treats muscle tissue, and its goal is to reduce pain, inactivate trigger points and restore function. Dry needling treatment can be used for a wide variety of musculoskeletal issues, such as shoulder, neck, heel, hip, and back pain.
Watch a short video of dry needling treatment: