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Acupuncture Session

Dry Needling

Conditions Treated by Dry Needling

Dry needling has successfully been used to treat a variety of conditions including:

  • Head and Neck Pain 

  • Shoulder Pain

  • Elbow Pain 

  • Hand and Wrist Pain 

  • Back and Hip Pain

  • Knee Pain 

  • Shin / Ankle / Foot Pain 

  • Plantar Fasciitis (Heel Pain)

  • Acute and Chronic Tendonitis

  • Athletic and Sports-related Overuse Injuries

  • Post-surgical & Post-traumatic Injuries

  • Chronic Pain Conditions

Dry Needling is also known as intramuscular stimulation (IMS) and trigger point dry needling (TDN). It is a safe, effective and efficient treatment used to:

  • Relax myofascial trigger points, and

  • Restore normal muscle tones, muscle length, coordination, function and strength

Dry needling involves insertion and repetitive manipulation of a sterile filament needle in a trigger point in order to produce an involuntary spinal cord reflex, also known as a local twitch response (LTR). This results in lasting muscle relaxation due to the release of shortened bands of muscle fibers for overactive (tight) muscles or the activation of under-active (weak) muscles. Deactivation of the trigger points can bring immediate relief of symptoms, so the therapist can immediately train the muscles to work with the newly gained pain free range of motion (ROM).

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