Intramuscular therapy to treat musculoskeletal or myofascial pain
Dry needling is an intramuscular therapy utilized to treat acute or chronic musculoskeletal, myofascial, or unexplained pain. Dry needling involves inserting a small needle into a sensitive area in the fascia, muscles, or surrounding tissues to achieve immediate and noticeable improvements in pain, range of motion, and your ability to comfortably and functionally move.
Benefits of Dry Needling
Dry Needling, or intramuscular therapy, uses trigger points to guide treatment. Different from acupuncture which uses "meridians" to guide treatment. Research has verified effectiveness of trigger points and dry needling.
Each session of dry needling starts by mapping your active trigger points. Once a trigger point is identified, the needle is inserted directly into the trigger point to effectively deactivate it. Improvements in pain and your ability to perform your sports or exercise can often occur after the first treatment. The more chronic the conditions take longer to resolve. In our experience, 90% of patients get some relief with trigger point dry needling.
“Last October I tore my rotator cuff. I was told that I needed to have physical therapy. That is when I went to Restorative Therapy. Andrew Lantz was my therapist. Andrew was spot on finding my level of pain and discomfort. He used dry needling to ease the pain. He worked my shoulder and arm with various exercise routines. I had full recovery and was able to avoid surgery. I would recommend Andrew and the staff of Restorative Therapy in a heartbeat. I always looked forward to my appointment. The staff is very friendly. Thank you, Andrew, for all your help.”
- Diana White
Who will be performing my dry needling session?
Andrew Lantz, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS, CMTPT is our dry needling expert. He received his certification from Myopain Seminars in 2016 and has continued to train with world renowned manual therapist, James Dunning, at the Spinal Manipulation Institute. He treats a variety of injuries which can be acute or chronic in nature.