Dry needling is specifically used to relieve and alleviate pain and increase range of motion. As the name implies, a “dry” needle (without medication or injection) is injected through the skin into the muscle. Using a thin filiform needle allows us to target tissues that are not easily detectable. Dry needling is typically used in conjunction with other therapies to treat movement impairments.
Dry needling is used for:
- Improving pain control
- Reducing muscle tensions
- Normalizes dysfunction of the motor end plates
- Speed up the process of returning to active rehabilitation