Dry Needling

Dry needling is a therapeutic technique in which a trained physical therapist inserts small, sterile filament needles into the skin and muscle directly at a myofascial trigger point. This generates a twitch response, helping release muscle tension and pain.

What to Expect

Active trigger points consist of multiple contraction knots within a muscle and they can develop due to injury, musculoskeletal dysfunction and overuse. Active trigger points impair a person’s ability to lengthen,strengthen or contract the muscle. As a result the muscle shortens and compresses the structure around it, causing pain. Your therapist will insert small, sterile filament needles into the skin and muscles directly at your myofascial trigger points to release muscle tension, restore motion and function, and reduce pain.

Who Would Benefit

Low back pain, Neck pain, Sciatica

Headaches, Hip pain, Knee pain

Shoulder/arm pain, Repetitive strain injuries

Tennis elbow, Golfer’s Elbow

Temporomandibular disorders (TMD)

Muscle spasms, Tendinitis, Tendinosis

Therapists

I did not know what to expect before my first visit here. I must say that I was pleasantly surprised. I looked forward to every visit. HJPT has such a positive and encouraging attitude which made each visit a blessing.

Sue

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