Dry Needling

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Dry needling is a safe and effective method of treatment provided at GymFIT Physical Therapy & Wellness  to reduce pain and muscle tension, while simultaneously improving mobility. It has been proven to treat numerous musculoskeletal issues, including acute and chronic injuries, overuse injuries, neck pain, headaches, back pain, sciatica, muscle spasms, muscle strains, tendinitis, knee pain, hip pain, fibromyalgia, tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow, and more.

If you are in Waldorf and Owings, MD looking for relief, or if you’d like to gain more information on how dry needling could benefit you, request an appointment at GymFIT Physical Therapy & Wellness today!

Why should I choose dry needling?

There are a large variety of musculoskeletal issues that can be treated with dry needling. When paired with our traditional exercise-based physical therapy treatments and advanced manual therapy techniques, we have found that the vast majority of our patients achieved the pain-free goals they were aiming towards.

Will dry needling hurt me?

Most of our patients report feeling little to no discomfort when undergoing dry needling treatments.  Our highly-trained physical therapists now how to make the process as painless as possible; however, some patients may still experience a “twitch response” with the insertion of the needle.

So, how does it work?

This treatment method is used by our licensed physical therapists as a way to relieve pain. When performing dry needling, our physical therapist will insert a sterile needle through the skin, into the underlying tendons, ligaments, or muscles that have been affected, in order to relieve pain, decrease muscle tension, and improve mobility.

While it is a common misconception, dry needling is not acupuncture. It is based on a modern scientific study of musculoskeletal and neuromuscular systems. While there are some similarities, dry needling is strictly based on Western medicine principles and research. It provides an environment that enhances the body’s ability to heal, ultimately reducing pain in the process.