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Dry Needling


Our Physical Therapists at Create Your Core are certified Dry Needling Specialists and integrate this treatment technique into our approach to resolve your problem in the most effective and efficient way.


Dry needling (also known as trigger point dry needling and intramuscular stimulation) is a treatment technique that involves the insertion of a very thin needle into trigger points or tight muscles of your body.The needle targets tissues that are not able to reach with a therapists hands and stimulates underlying myofascial trigger points and muscular and connective tissues.

Dry Needling works on two primary levels – mechanical and neurologic, to treat pain, improve tissue healing and restore movement and muscle function.

Dry needling is not acupuncture, which is based on traditional Chinese medicine performed by acupuncturists. Dry needling is a part of modern Western medicine and is supported by research.

Research suggests that dry needling improves pain control and reduces muscle tension. Study findings also show that dry needling can normalize dysfunctions of the motor end plates, from which nerve impulses get transmitted to muscles. Dry Needling works on two primary levels – mechanical and neurologic and is primarily used to induce changes in the neuromuscular and nervous system.

This can help speed up the patient's return to functional activities. We incorporate this technique in our treatment sessions and apply to the muscles of the back, hips, knees, ankle, feet, shoulder, neck, and pelvic floor area.

Are you interested in learning if this technique would benefit you and your condition? Talk with our Dry Needling Specialist today by scheduling a complimentary Discovery Session below.

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