Dry Needling & Acupuncture

Dry Needling Treatment

Dry needling is a treatment technique used to help resolve soft tissue dysfunction. This unique procedure is designed to specifically target and restore muscle function while putting emphasis on improving tissue healing and restoring normal tissue function. It is very important to correct tissue dysfunction since continued activity with poor muscle function can lead to further tissue damage and increased pain.

Dry needling uses a very fine needle to penetrate the skin and stimulate underlying muscular and connective tissue trigger points in order to manage neuromusculoskeletal pain and movement impairments. A trigger point is described as a tight band of skeletal muscle located within a larger muscle group and can be tender to the touch. Dry needling has also been shown to reduce muscle tension and spasm, decrease inflammation, reduce tissue adhesions and facilitate and accelerate return to active rehabilitation.

Acupuncture

Acupuncture helps with a variety of sports injuries by improving energy flow over inflamed areas of the body. It is often used to treat minor strains, sprains and arthritis, along with tendonitis, bursitis and lower back pain. Acupuncture helps the body balance, restore and maintain its energy levels, as well as strengthen weaknesses which accelerates your recovery time.

How does acupuncture work?
Acupuncture uses small needles that penetrate the skin to help stimulate specific points on the body to alleviate pain or treat various injuries. Our expert practitioners focus on applying acupuncture strategically to increase blood flow while triggering your body’s own natural painkillers.

Is acupuncture safe?
Performed by our experienced practitioners, acupuncture is very safe and effective. There are minimal side effects, and it’s a great alternative for patients who do not want to take pain medications.