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There are numerous benefits to treatment by a physical therapist.
What you need to know before your appointment with your physical therapist.
Dry needling is a technique physical therapists use (where allowed by state law) for the treatment of pain and movement impairments. The technique uses a “dry” needle, one without medication or injection, inserted through the skin into areas of the muscle.
Other terms commonly used to describe dry needling, include trigger point dry needling, and intramuscular manual therapy.
Physical therapists use dry needling to release or inactivate trigger points to relieve pain or improve range of motion. Physical therapists may use dry needling as part of an overall treatment plan.
Dry Needling by a Physical Therapist: What You Should Know
Dry Needling: What It Is & Who It Helps
Success Story: Recovering from Total Shoulder Replacement with Dry Needling
Success Story: Relief from Migraine Headaches with Trigger Point Therapy
Dry Needling by a Physical Therapist
Patient Story: Chelsea
Patient Story: Breaux
APTA's “Description of Dry Needling in Clinical Practice: An Educational Resource Paper
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