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Integrated Dry Needling | Physical Therapy Service

What is Dry Needling?

Integrated dry needling is one, if not the most valuable technique we integrate in our Physical Therapy treatment program.

Dry needing utilizes thin micro filament needles which are commonly used in acupuncture (dry needling is not acupuncture) in order to make small lesions into the muscle, fascia or bone.These lesions then activate the built in survival mechanisms of the body, which normalize its physiological homeostasis and promote general healing.

Does Dry Needling Hurt?

If practiced by a skilled clinician like Dr. Perez, the technique is almost always completely painless. 

Patients can occasionally experience a possible twitch response or muscle cramp, but these only 

last for a few seconds.

Side Effects?

Integrated dry needing is a very safe technique and has little to no side effects. Some patients may feel tired afterwards, or possible have minor muscle soreness, but this can easily be alleviated with heat, ice or by stretching. This is all done without the involvement of any pharmacological drugs, which is why integrated dry needling is considered a holistic treatment approach.

What Can Dry Needling Treat?

Integrative dry needling treats numerous conditions including but not limited to:

  • arthritis
  • tendinitis
  • neck
  • shoulder
  • back
  • knee
  • ankle and foot pain
  • edema
  • fracture
  • post surgery or any post traumatic injuries

Who Can Receive Dry Needling?

Dry needling is for practically everyone from ages from 7 days old to 100 years old (or older). Even with underlying illnesses or medical conditions, dry needling is a safe and effective technique.