Dry Needling and Physical Therapy

During Dry Needling, a thin monofilament needle penetrates the skin and treats muscle trigger points. The needle allows physical therapists to reach areas they can not reach with their hands. The technique treats pain and movement impairments as part of a recovery plan.

Dry Needling and physical therapy are used as recovery techniques for many conditions.

Conditions and Symptoms Improved with Dry Needling

Your physical therapist at The Therapy Network will review your medical history as they create a custom treatment plan. When Dry Needling is included in your program if you have been diagnosed with any of the below conditions:

The Benefits of Dry Needling

Dry Needling treats pain and movement impairments. The method restores muscle tissue function, improving range of motion and flexibility. As blood flow increases, inflammation decreases.

When muscles relax, the healing begins. Therapeutic dry Needling speeds recovery and is popular in physical and sports therapy.

Does Dry Needling Hurt?

Patients rarely feel the thin monofilament needle as it penetrates the skin. Some feel muscle soreness for a few days, like overworking at the gym. Many may feel tired as their muscles relax. Liquids or medications are not used during the Dry Needling process.

The therapist needs post-graduate education and training to be certified in Dry Needling. Including the therapy within a comprehensive recovery plan is an effective method for many.

Dry Needling and Physical Therapy at The Therapy Network

In Virginia, patients do not need a physician’s referral to visit The Therapy Network. Our team of licensed specialists will provide prompt service. Appointments are available today.

With six locations in coastal Virginia, there is a TTN location near your neighborhood. You can find us in Hampton, Norfolk, Virginia Beach, and Chesapeake, Virginia.