DRY NEEDLING FAQ
Which conditions does dry needling help with?
- Bursitis & Capsulitis
- Myofascial Pain
- Movement Disorders/Dysfunctions
- Neck & Back Pain, Sciatica
- Plantar Fasciitis/ Achilles Tendonitis
- Rotator Cuff Syndrome
- Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (TMJ)
How many treatments are suggested?
There is no specific pre-set number of treatments for patients but typically positive results are apparent within 3-5 treatment sessions but can vary depending on the cause and duration of the symptoms, and overall health of the patient.
What is the difference between Dry Needling and Acupuncture?
Our Doctors of Physical Therapy (DPT) perform Dry Needling techniques. Dry Needling is not an entry level skill, it will be administered by physical therapists who have taken necessary Dry Needling Certification (Cert. DN) .
- Dry Needling treats neuro-musculoskeletal systems based on pain patterns, muscular dysfunction and other orthopedic signs and symptoms
- Dry Needling depends upon physical examination and assessment to guide treatment
- Acupuncture is a treatment based on eastern medical diagnosis requiring traditional Chinese medicine.
- Needles are only one part of treatment for TCM practitioners and Acupuncturists: Other techniques are involved: herbs, psychology, pulse diagnosis, etc.