What is dry needling?

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.

What can dry needling treat?

  1. Muscle belly – trigger points, areas of tightness
  2. Musculotendinous junction – the place where the muscle begins to become tendon
  3. Tendon
  4. Tenoperiosteal junction – where the tendon connects to the bone
  5. Ligaments
  6. Bone
  7. Scars

What does a dry needling session consist of?

The initial 1 hour session will consist of full musculoskeletal assessment, not just the area of complaint. It will consist of a postural analysis, movement assessment tests, brief gait analysis and range of motion/muscle testing as needed. Follow up sessions will vary from 15 minutes to 1 hour.

Why assess the whole body?

Our body is a one functional unit where no part is truly independent of the other. Pain is where your body broke down and not necessarily where the disfunction began. Treating the area of pain is only part of restoring the body to full health and function.

After the assessment, treatment will proceed with dry needling if indicated, as well as exercise intervention to help maintain new range of motion attained to help restore proper movement patterns and strength.

Can anyone have dry needling done?

No, There are many reasons why dry needling would not be appropriate for individuals. This can range from having a needle phobia to bleeding disorders. Please contact us to see if a dry needling treatment may be appropriate for you.

Initial Musculoskeletal Assessment 60 minutes $150
Dry needling follow up 60 minutes $120
Dry needling follow up 30 minues $60
Dry needling follow up 15 minutes $30
Pilates private add on $30