What is Dry Needling? Dry Needling is a highly effective form of physical therapy for the treatment of a multitude of musculoskeletal and neuromuscular conditions. Though it utilizes the same kind of needles, it is NOT Acupuncture (traditional Chinese medicine). Instead, dry needling is based on neuro-anatomy and the modern scientific study of the musculoskeletal and neuromuscular systems.
Dry Needling is performed by inserting a very fine filament needle through the skin into the deeper tissues that are considered trigger points to your pain. It works by causing a micro lesion within the pathological tissue thus breaking up shortened tissues, inhibiting a reflex arc from the nervous system to the tissue, normalizing the inflammatory response, and centrally mediating the pain. This mechanical and neuromuscular effect provides an environment that enhances the body’s ability to heal which ultimately reduces pain. Feel free to discuss if dry needling will be beneficial in the treatment of your condition at your initial evaluation or next appointment.
At this time, dry needling is not covered by most insurances. However, we offer this as a cash pay service to complement your current treatment plan and offered only to current and active patients.
Contact us to inquire about pricing and to schedule an initial evaluation.
Kelly Gaiotti PT, DPT, OCS is certified in Dry Needling by Masters in Dry Needling DN level 1 course and excited to offer this service to her patients.