Dry Needling (DN) uses a thin mono-filament needle, which is a safe and effective treatment for dysfunctional muscles that can improve performance through eliciting a local twitch response.
Benefits of Dry Needling
Relaxes the muscle tissue
Can increase neuromuscular firing (improved muscle contraction)
Increase blood flow
Improve tissue elasticity
Does it Hurt?
No, it should not hurt. You may feel a tiny prick as the needle enters the skin. Expect a twitch followed by a relaxing of the muscle tissue when the needle releases the trigger point.
How is it Different from Acupuncture?
Acupuncture – the needle gets inserted into the skin based on the Meridian System.
Dry Needling- the needle is inserted through the skin and directly into the muscle. Insertion is based on pain.
Patients Who Can Benefit
• Poor posture
• Whiplash/motor vehicle accidents
• Chronic pain
• Tight muscles
• Runners, athletes, and otheractive people
• Post-Operative Surgical patients
• Hypoactive muscles