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What is a trigg WHY CONSIDERDRYNEEDLING What Is Dry Needling? Dry needling is a technique physical therapists use to treat myofascial pain. The technique uses a “dry” needle, one without medication or injection, inserted through the skin into areas of the muscle, known as trigger points. point?

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overstimulated. How Does Dry Needling Help? Physical therapists use dry needling with the goal of releasing or inactivating trigger points to relieve pain or i prove range of motion. This can help speed up the patient’s return to active rehabilitation. Research has shown the Dry Needling: Dry Needling • Normalizes dysfunctions of the motor end plates (the sites at which nerve impulses are transmitted to muscles) Who Can Benefit From Dry Needling? Those Suffering From: • Acute/Chronic injuries • Headaches • Neck/Back pain • Tendinitis • Muscle Spasms • “Sciatica” • Acute/Chronic injuries • Headaches • Neck/Back pain • Tendinitis • Muscle Spasms • “Sciatica” • Hip/Knee pain • Muscle strains • Fibromyalgia • Improves Pain Control • Reduces muscle tension

Who Can Benefit

• Hip/Knee pain • Muscle strains • Fibromyalgia • “Tennis/Golfer’s Elbow”

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Running and Dry Needling? Dry needling incr ases the effectiveness of running-specific weight bearing exercise and manual therapy techniques by reducing chronic compensatory movement patterns resulting from stiffness, tightness, and pain.

needling is a technique physical therapists use to treat ofascial pain. The technique uses a “dry” needle, one without dication or injection, inserted through the skin into areas of the scle, known as trigger points. w Does Dry Needling Help? sical therapists use dry needling with the goal of releasing nactivating trigger points to relieve pain or improve range motion. This can help speed up the patient’s return to active abilitation. Research has shown the Dry Needling:

• “Tennis/Golfer’s Elbow

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