Dry Needling

What Is Dry Needling

Dry needling is not Acupuncture, a practice based on traditional Chinese medicine. Dry needling uses thin filiform needles that penetrates the skin and stimulates underlying myofascial trigger points and muscular and connective tissues. The needle allows us to target tissues that are not manually palpable. Dry needling isused with the goal of releasing or inactivating trigger points to relieve pain and improve range of motion. Dry needling improves pain control, reduces muscle tension, and normalizes dysfunctions of the nerve impulses to help speed up the patient’s return to active rehabilitation.