Integrity Therapy Group


Dry Needling

Dry needling, also known as trigger point dry needling and intramuscular stimulation, is a treatment technique used by various healthcare practitioners, including physical therapists.

Are You In Pain? Dry Needling Can Help You Find Relief

Did you know dry needling is beneficial and pain-free?

It is a safe and effective method of treatment provided at Integrity Therapy Group to reduce pain and muscle tension, while simultaneously improving mobility.

It has been proven to treat numerous musculoskeletal issues, including acute and chronic injuries, overuse injuries, neck pain, headaches, back pain, sciatica, muscle spasms, muscle strains, tendinitis, knee pain, hip pain, fibromyalgia, tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow, and more.

If you are looking for relief, or if you’d like to gain more information on how it could benefit you, request an appointment at Integrity Therapy Group today!

How does it work?

This treatment method is used by our licensed physical therapists as a way to relieve pain.

When performing this, our physical therapist will insert a sterile needle through the skin, into the underlying tendons, ligaments, or muscles that have been affected, in order to relieve pain, decrease muscle tension, and improve mobility.

While it is a common misconception, dry needling is not acupuncture. It is based on a modern scientific study of musculoskeletal and neuromuscular systems.

While there are some similarities, this treatment is strictly based on Western medicine principles and research. It provides an environment that enhances the body’s ability to heal, ultimately reducing pain in the process.

Does it hurt?

Most of our patients report feeling little to no discomfort when undergoing dry needling treatments.

Our highly-trained physical therapists know how to make the process as painless as possible; however, some patients may still experience a “twitch response” with the insertion of the needle.

This is comparable to a quick muscle cramp or ache. The 24-48 hours following a dry needling treatment may also result in muscle soreness, which should go away on its own.

Sore muscles can be treated at home by applying ice and/or heat packs and drinking plenty of fluids.

So, how will I benefit from this treatment?

There is a large variety of musculoskeletal issues that can be treated with dry needling. When paired with our traditional exercise-based physical therapy treatments and advanced manual therapy techniques, we have found that the vast majority of our patients achieved the pain-free goals they were aiming for.

After conducting a comprehensive evaluation to assess the nature of your condition, our physical therapist will let you know if dry needling is the best course of treatment for you.

We have used dry needling to treat several diverse conditions, from chronic pain sufferers to athletes experiencing delayed onset muscle soreness.

Are you ready to get started?

If you want to know more about our dry needling services, Contact Us Today to request an appointment at Integrity Therapy Group.

Dry needling can speed up recovery time and allow you to return to your daily life as quickly as possible.

We’ll help you get you started on the path toward recovery!