Functional Dry Needling
Alliance Physical Therapy is pleased to offer an innovating treatment for myofascial pain called Functional Dry Needling. Functional Dry Needling is a technique performed by certified physical therapists with a solid filament "dry" needle through the skin into areas of muscle known as trigger points. These trigger points typically occur after a muscle has been contracted repetitively. Our physical therapists use dry needling with the goal of inactivating trigger points to relieve pain or improve range of motion. Research supports that dry needling improves pain control, reduces muscle tension, and normalize impulses transmitted to the muscles. Dry needling is not acupuncture, a practice based on traditional Chinese medicine and performed by acupuncturists. Dry needling is part of modern Western medicine principles, and supported by research. Please call our office for more information or to schedule a session for Functional Dry Needling.