Dry needling is a great option when looking for a therapy program to treat pain related diagnoses. It is a simple, cost-effective and efficient solution to many physical deficiencies. Dry needling is a physical therapy practice that allows therapists to directly treat the deep and superficial tissues which are contributing to dysfunction. Fine filament needles help bypass restrictions from soft tissue and improve circulation to reduce chemicals signaling pain. By using a needle, trigger points are targeted more directly and accurately. Dry needling is different from acupuncture in that acupuncture comes from Eastern-based medicine and dry needling comes from Western-based medicine. The same “dry” needles, without medication or injections, are used in both practices.
Typically, dry needling is used to treat a client one-to-two times per week at the beginning of treatment. Then the number of sessions is reduced as the therapy program progresses.
Luke Collin, PT, DPT, and Christy Nielsen, PT, DPT, are our certified dry needling experts. Learn more about our team here.
To find out if dry needling is the right therapy treatment for you, call (402) 682-4210 to speak to one of our skilled therapists and learn more about what other therapy treatments we offer.