Kit Carson County Memorial Hospital

Functional Dry Needling

What is Dry Needling?

Dry needling is an effective treatment for muscle tightness or spasms for both acute pain and chronic pain. Injuries cause trigger points or “knots” in your muscle which cause increased pain and movement dysfunction. Dry needling is used to treat the trigger points and other surrounding tissues

Expert Care You Can Trust. All of our Physical Therapists are Dry Needling trained and have the ability to perform advanced techniques.

Benefits of Dry Needling

  • Improve blood flow to muscle tissue
  • Improve muscles ability to stretch/relax with movement
  • Decreasing tension to reduce pain
  • Reducing trigger points
  • Improve the brain’s ability to activate muscles

Common Diagnoses Treated with Dry Needling

  • Headaches
  • Neck and back pain
  • Sciatica
  • Hip pain
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Plantar fasciits
  • Chronic pain
  • Fibromyaglia
  • Knee injuries

How Does Dry Needling Work?

  • A thin monofilament needle is inserted into the muscle
  • This elicits a response from the nervous system, which causes relaxation of the muscle and will help to reduce pain and dysfunction
  • Electrical stim may be added to reduce pain or reset the muscle
  • Your Physical Therapist will guide you through exercises to continue the rehab process

What should you do after Dry Needling?

  • Corrective exercises immediately following
  • Hydration and proper nutrition
  • At home light activity, heat/ice, rest may help to reduce soreness

Discuss any specific recommendations with your Physical Therapist following treatment.

Your Journey, Our Support

Your health is our priority, and we’re here to support you on your journey to optimal well-being.

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Ready to experience the benefits of Functional Dry Needling? Schedule your appointment today or contact us for more information.


Parke Wellness & Rehabilitation Center
(2 locations for your convenience!)

182 16th Street
Burlington, CO

101 Colorado Avenue
Suite B
Seibert, CO