Dry Needling For Faster Healing
There are many different healing modalities available to us in the healing of the body, and in our arsenal of different healing techniques, Dry Needling has proved to be not only popular but also highly successful.
What is Dry Needling?
Dry needling is a therapeutic technique in which a trained physical therapist inserts small, sterile, filament needles into the skin and muscle. Dry needling evokes a healing response in painful neuromuscular conditions.
Dry needling is based on Western medical principles and evidence-based research. The technique targets the painful area to induce a healing response in nerves, muscles, and connective tissue. Dry needling is used to treat a variety of musculoskeletal conditions.
How does it work?
The needle used in the procedure is very thin and may produce a twitch response. Research has shown that when a needle is successfully inserted into the dysfunctional area, it can cause a favorable bio-chemical change. Inserting the needle can help return the muscle to it’s normal, relaxed state over time. The treated area will respond by increasing blood flow to create a healing response.
Typically, within a few visits, patients see positive results includ¬ing reduced chronic pain, improved strength, and flexibility.
Our licensed physical therapists will guide you through the process, so you can know what to expect.