A Dry Needling Session is a 30-minute session for evaluating and treating myofascial trigger points commonly known as knots.
This technique loosens tight bothersome muscles by inserting a tiny needle into the problem muscle. The needles do not have any medicine and do not inject anything, this is why they are called "dry" needles.
The most common problems areas we dry needle included: plantar fascia/fasciitis, shoulder/neck, piriformis/glutes, and hamstrings.
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Is Dry Needling painful?
Most of our patients say it is very different than getting a shot. Most commonly people say they feel pressure and a little bit of muscle ache. It is not uncommon for people to say they don't feel it at all.
How many needles are used?
It depends on how tight your muscles are. Sometimes we use as few as 2-3 needles and sometimes as many as 8-9. After the first needle if you don't like it you are welcome to stop the treatment at any time.
Do you use electric stimulation with the needles?
Yes, this can improve the effectiveness of the dry needling. There are certain people we would not do this on like people with pacemaker or other heart problems. We also only use this if we feel it will be beneficial for you. We tailor our treatment to each individual and their needs.
Does Dry Needling take special training?
Yes, it requires continuing education courses beyond physical therapy school in order to perform this technique.
If you are interested but have more questions feel free to reach out to us.
Prior to receiving dry needling treatment a consent form must be read and signed.