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
Neck and back pain
Rotator cuff 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.
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Parke Wellness & Rehabilitation Center (2 locations for your convenience!)