Dry needling is a skilled technique using very thin acupuncture needles to deactivate trigger points, knots in muscles, as well as increasing circulation (healing cells) to encourage a healing response.
In 2011, we were the first physical therapists to be trained at the advanced level and begin using this technique in Vermont. Having the proper training and experience is a key factor in the successful outcomes when dry needling.
Dry Needling can be very effective at reducing your pain and increasing your mobility. Often times objective changes are found within 2-4 treatments. Treatment sensitivity will vary from “no pain” to being “very uncomfortable”. It is not for everyone and does not help everyone. But most neuromusculoskeletal injuries respond very well with a significant pain reduction following treatment.
List of commons injuries that we successfully treat with dry needling
- ITB syndrome (often cause of Patella femoral joint pain)
- Plantar fasciitis
- Tendonitis or Tendinosis (achilles, lateral epicondylitis, patella, shoulder, hip…etc)
- Muscle Pain and Tightness
- Shoulder and Hip impingement (often associated with muscle tightness)
- Radiculopathy (nerve pain from herniated discs and or stenosis)
- Lyme Disease (sometimes very helpful with reducing aches and pain)
- Fibromyalgia (sometimes very helpful with reducing trigger point aches and pain)
Call us today to schedule or if you have any questions about dry needling. 861-6700