Our physical therapist is certified in the treatment of Dry Needling. This is a fairly new technique used by physical therapists for pain relief. Dry needling is also known as myofascial trigger point dry needling. It uses the same needles used in acupuncture however the principles for using them are different.
Dry Needling versus Acupuncture
Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese technique that believes in redirecting and repositioning the flow of energy (Chi) for the purpose of relieving tension, stress and pain. The Dry needling approach is based on Western anatomical and neurophysiological principles. It is very effective for relaxing overactive muscles that cause trigger points.
For more information on dry needling, please ask your physical therapist.