What is dry needling?

Dry needling is a treatment performed by skilled, trained physical therapists, certified in the procedure. A thin needle penetrates the skin and treats underlying muscular trigger points for the management of neuro-musculo-skeletal pain and movement impairments. Dry needling is a safe and effective technique for patients with certain musculoskeletal presentations. It causes minimal discomfort.

What conditions does dry needling help?

Dry needling treats muscle tissue, and its goal is to reduce pain, inactivate trigger points and restore function. It rarely is a standalone procedure. Rather, it often is part of a broader physical therapy approach incorporating other traditional physical therapy interventions into treatment that we offer at Integrated Physical Therapy.

Dry needling can be used for a wide variety of musculoskeletal issues, such as shoulder, neck, heel, hip and back pain.