Dry Needling Therapy Services
Dry Needling is a technique performed by a licensed practitioner utilizing one or many thin filament needles inserted into the muscle or soft tissue, such as tendons and ligaments, to release muscle tension and pain.
Additionally, it is used to stimulate the healing process to positively effect rehabilitation of acute and chronic injuries and muscle dysfunction. Among its many benefits, dry needling has been shown to be an effective treatment for plantar fasciitis, tennis elbow, and golfer’s elbow.
Dry needling similar to acupuncture only in that it uses the same thin needles as tools for treatment. However, its approach and intention is based on modern scientific studies of musculoskeletal systems and neuroanatomy.
Our physical therapists are dry needling certified (DNS) and highly trained in using this type of treatment for a variety of muscular and pain issues.
Is Dry Needling Safe?
When dry needling is performed by a trained and experienced provider (which we are), it is a very safe and non-invasive procedure.
Will The Procedure Hurt?
The insertion of the needle is generally not felt, but there may be a slight cramping sensation experienced when a muscle is stimulated. There may also be soreness after treatment similar to having worked the muscle during exercise.
How Is Dry Needling Different From Acupuncture?
The procedure of dry needling treats the neuromusculoskeletal system and muscular dysfunctions. It's origins and science is based on western medicine.
Acupuncture is used to balance the patient's Chi (aka Life Force) which is believed to flow through pathways (aka Meridians) in the body. It's origins and science are based on eastern medicine.
What Problems Best Benefit From Dry Needling?
There are a variety of muscle injuries and malfunctions that can be treated with dry needling and it is very often used in conjunction with other therapies. A sampling of some of the conditions that can be treated are...
- Back Pain
- Carpal Tunnel
- Golfer's Elbow
- Headaches (Migraine and Tension)
- Neck Pain
- TMJ (and other Jaw Pain)
- Calf Spasms
- Hip and Knee Pain
- Rotator Cuff Syndrome
- Herniated Disks
- Pinched Nerves
Does Health Insurance Cover Dry Needling Therapy
Typically, insurance will not cover dry needling therapy.
Dry Needling Pricing
- 25 minute session - $60
- 55 minute session - $90