Is Dry Needling For You?

Dry needling therapy is an effective treatment for acute and chronic pain, range of motion issues, joint dysfunction, recovery from injury, and even prevention of pain and injury, with very few side effects unlike trigger point injections which involve the injection of a local anaesthetic, saline solution or steroid into the trigger point which can cause irritation. This technique is suitable for many patients who want to find and eliminate neuromuscular dysfunctions that lead to pain and functional deficits.

Common Conditions Treated With Dry Needling Therapy:

  • Acute and chronic pain
  • Lower back pain
  • Tendonitis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Disk pathology
  • Neck/Back Pain
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Tennis/Golfer’s Elbow
  • Hip and Gluteal Pain
  • Headaches
  • Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Sciatica

Note: The American Physical Therapy Association states that Dry Needling is within the scope of practice for a Physical Therapist. However, specific U.S. state rules, regulations and guidelines that do not permit the practice of dry needling. Currently, we offer dry needling in our Colorado, Washington D.C. and Louisiana clinics. Please call your local Therapydia clinic to see if we offer dry needling in your state. For more information on dry needling, please visit this APTA page.