Dry needling is a unique procedure designed to specifically target and restore muscle function, with an emphasis on improving tissue healing and restoring normal tissue function. This is important as continued activity with poor muscle function may lead to further tissue damage and increased pain. Dry needling is not meant to replace conventional medical procedures such as physical therapy or surgery. However, when combined with conventional treatment options, dry needling can be a powerful method to accelerate pain reduction, healing and the restoration of normal tissue function.
Dry needling has the ability to promote biomechanical and chemical changes within the muscle without the use of drugs by targeting the body’s mechanisms of tissue healing and pain relief. It is a new, safe and low-cost modality, which is easy to administer and has no side effects if performed by a trained practitioner. It can be effective by itself, but appears to work best when used with other conservative care options such as physical therapy. Although it is a new approach, dry needling is built upon the general principles of modern medical science, which are familiar to and accepted by all healthcare professionals.
In Get on Track our certified Dry needling therapist will provide you with best available treatment options based on your health condition and needs.