Dry Needling is a highly effective form of Physical Therapy that treats a multitude of musculoskeletal and neuromuscular conditions. It is not appropriate for all conditions or pathologies and the use of the technique will be at the discretion of your Physical Therapist.
How does Dry Needling work?
Integrative dry needling is NOT acupuncture, it is based on neuroanatomy and modern scientific study of the musculoskeletal and neuromuscular systems. A very fine filament needle is inserted through the skin and into the deeper tissues that are considered trigger points to your pain. Dry needling works by causing a microlesion within the pathological tissue thus breaking up shortened tissues, inhibiting a reflex arc from the nervous system to the tissue, normalizing the inflammatory response, and centrally mediating the pain. This mechanical and neuromuscular effect provides an environment that enhances the body’s ability to heal which ultimately reduces the pain.
Will I continue with physical therapy and receive other treatments?
Yes, your personalized physical therapy program will still integrate traditional physical therapy methods including manual therapy, therapeutic exercise, endurance training, stabilization and posture training.
Are all Physical Therapists trained in Dry Needling?
Not all medical or physical therapy professionals are trained to perform the Integrative Dry Needling treatment technique. The Physical Therapists at Advanced Injury Treatment Center have advanced training and have been certified through Sue Falsone “With Structure and Function”.