Dry Needling Therapy
Discover How Dry Needling Can Help You!
Dry needling is a safe and effective method of treatment provided at Pelvic Health Physical Therapy 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, c-section scarring, and more.
How does dry needling work?
This treatment method is used by our licensed New Jersey therapy specialists 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.
Does dry needling hurt?
Most of our patients report feeling little to no discomfort when undergoing dry needling treatments.
Our highly-trained physical therapists know how to make the process as painless as possible; however, some patients may still experience a “twitch response” with the insertion of the needle.
This is comparable to a quick muscle cramp or ache. The 24-48 hours following treatment may also result in muscle soreness, which should go away on its own.
Sore muscles can be treated at home by applying ice and/or heat packs and drinking plenty of fluids.
So, how will I benefit from dry needling?
There is 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.
After conducting a comprehensive evaluation to assess the nature of your condition, our Madison, NJ based physical therapist will let you know if dry needling is the best course of treatment for you.
We have used dry needling to treat several diverse conditions, from chronic pain sufferers to athletes experiencing delayed onset muscle soreness. It is also used on prenatal and postpartum women to heal c-section scars and low back pain.
What's The Next Step?
Scheduling an appointment is the first step to figuring out whether or not dry needling therapy is right for you. At Pelvic Health Physical Therapy, our physical therapists will provide you with a thorough evaluation to determine what the best treatment plan will be for you. We understand how inhibiting pain and stiffness can be, and we want to help get you back to comfortably living your life. We'll help lift all of your physical stresses away!
78 Main Street, Madison, NJ 07940