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Dry Needling is a form of therapy in which small solid filament needles are inserted into myofascial trigger points, tendons and ligaments, as well as near nerves, to stimulate a healing response for those suffering from painful musculoskeletal conditions.

Trigger points are taut bands of impaired muscles that play a role in producing and maintaining the pain cycle. These trigger points develop for various reasons including referred or local pain, inflammation, tissue injury or other causes.

Dry needling is
NOT acupuncture, a non-science-based procedure that’s concerned with altering the “flow of energy” for the treatment of disease and ailments. Rather, dry needling is a modern, science-based intervention for the treatment of pain and dysfunction. In most cases, dry needling will be used alongside other treatments to help restore mobility, reduce pain and put a client back on track toward a life of improved function.


The mechanical stimulation of the muscle produces a local twitch or rapid depolarization of muscle fibers. After this process, the muscle activity dramatically reduces, resulting in relaxation and a decrease in pain and dysfunction. This decrease in pain is related to the removal of muscular compression on joint, nerve and vascular tissue. Sometimes the insertion of the needle will also reproduce “referred pain” symptoms. This is often a positive sign confirming the trigger point as being the cause of the pain.


  • Neck Pain
  • Back Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Migraines
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Elbow Tendinitis
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Chronic Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Many More


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