Functional Dry Needling

“A skilled intervention performed by a physiotherapist that uses a thin filiform needle (acupuncture needle) to penetrate the skin and stimulate underlying myofascial trigger points, muscular and connective tissues for the management of neuromusculoskeletal pain and movement impairments.” (APTA, 2012)

Benefits:

  • Improves pain control
  • Reduces muscle tension
  • Normalizes biochemical and electrical dysfunction of motor endplates
  • Facilitates an accelerated return to active rehabilitation

(American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists, October 2009)