At Aurelio Performance Physical Therapy, we offer dry needling as one of our services. Dry needling in physical therapy is a technique that involves inserting thin needles into trigger points in muscles to alleviate pain and improve range of motion. It is called “dry” because no medication or substance is injected into the body. The needles stimulate the body’s natural pain relief mechanisms and can be used to treat a variety of musculoskeletal conditions. As with all treatments, a discussion with your physical therapist can help you decide if this treatment is right for you.
What does dry needling do for you?
- Dry needling has numerous benefits, including but not limited to: decreasing pain, improving range of motion, improving blood flow, and promote healing
How long does it take for dry needling to work?
- This depends on various factors. Some individuals note immediate changes while some may need a few treatments to see significant results.
What is the difference between dry needling and acupuncture?
- To begin, the same needle is used in both dry needling and acupuncture. The main difference is the theory belief between the two practices. Dry needling targets specific muscles or muscle groups to elicit a change. Acupuncture aims to change the energy flow in your body to elicit a change.