Dry needling is a form of therapy in which fine needles are inserted into myofascial trigger points (painful knots in muscles), tendons, ligaments, or near nerves in order to stimulate a healing response in painful musculoskeletal conditions. Dry needling is not acupuncture or Oriental Medicine; that is, it does not have the purpose of altering the flow of energy (“Qi”) along traditional Chinese meridians for the treatment of diseases. In fact, dry needling is a modern, science-based intervention for the treatment of pain and dysfunction in musculoskeletal conditions such as neck pain, shoulder impingement, tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, headaches, knee pain, shin splints, plantar fasciitis, or low-back pain. Single-use, disposable needles are used in this clinic. Read More.
© Dry Needling Institute of American Academy of Manipulative Therapy 2012. James Dunning, DPT, MSc Manip Ther, MSPT, OCS, MTC, MAACP, MCSP, FAAOMPT, MMACP (UK)