Dry Needling

What is Dry Needling?

Dry Needling, which is sometimes called Dry Needles, is a medical procedure performed by a licensed clinician to restore function to abnormally behaving muscles and tissues. When performed by an experienced therapist, it is clinically proven:

  • Safe & Effective
  • Reduce or Eliminate Pain
  • Increase Range of Motion
  • Enhance Recovery Time
Patient enjoys receiving Dry Needling treatment.

Will Dry Needling Help Patients?

Yes! Dry Needling is a valuable tool to treat myofascial trigger points, neural ailments, and muscular ailments. Multiple studies including, Vickers (2003) and Lee & Ernst (2011), show the effectiveness of dry needling to assist with migraines, neck disorder, and tension headaches.

Who can receive Dry Needling?

Most patients are excellent candidates for dry needling. There are some concerns for patients currently taking anticoagulants, antibiotics for infection, those with a metal allergy, or other impaired wound healing pathologies.

Other Dry Needling Facts

  • Dry Needling uses thin filament needles to penetrate the skin, without the use of medication or injecting. This is why the needles are called “dry”.  
  • Dry Needling very specifically targets abnormally behaving areas muscle to restore function.
  • Dry Needling is rooted in Western medicine and musculoskeletal conditions. Dry Needling does not alter energy of Qi along traditional meridian lines.
  • Dry Needling is not Acupuncture.
  • Dry Needling is used to mitigate/manage a variety of neuromuscular pain syndromes such as chronic low back pain, headache, plantar fasciitis, shoulder pain, knee pain, and breaking up scar tissue.

If you have any questions about how Dry Needling may be helpful for you or a loved one, Contact Us!

The Emerald Coast’s Dry Needling Specialists at Primetime Physical Therapy are ready to help you. We even offer walk-in appointments because you shouldn’t have to wait to feel better.