Dry needling is a skilled intervention that uses a thin filiform needle to penetrate the skin and stimulate underlying myofascial trigger points, muscular, and connective tissues for the management of neuromusculoskeletal pain and movement impairments. Dry needling is among the therapeutic techniques and modalities we use to care for you and improve how you function at work, at home, and in your community.
Dry needling is a technique used to treat dysfunctions in skeletal muscle, fascia, and connective tissue, and, diminish persistent peripheral nociceptive input, and reduce or restore impairments of body structure and function leading to improved activity and participation.
Dry needling at Ascend Physical Therapy & Wellness is performed once the physical therapy examination and evaluation are completed, and clear therapeutic goals and objectives are established for your plan of care. The solid filament needle used in dry needling allows your physical therapist to target tissues that are not manually palpable.