Dry needling is a procedure in which a PT inserts fine, solid needles, called filiform into a “trigger point”, an area in which a muscle is hardened, or “knotted”.
Dry needling can be used to provide treatment for a number of ailments, including:
- Spinal Issues
- Migraines and Tension Headaches
- Joint Pain
- And More
Functional dry needling, or FDN, is frequently used alongside other PT treatments in order to get the best results. The benefits of dry needling:
- Reduces Pain - improves muscle flexibility, which in turn can remove pressure from joints, and help to alleviate joint pain.
- Improves ROM - deactivates trigger points, releasing muscle tightness
- Improves muscle activation and recruitment -improves joint mechanics
- Stimulates healing - activates a natural inflammatory response, stimulating the production of protein and collagen in muscles
- Improves Circulation - deactivates trigger points that limit blood flow and the delivery of oxygen to muscles.
Certified Dry Needling Therapists are located at Hico, Stephenville, Weatherford, and Willow Park.