Dry needling releases hard-to-reach trigger points that cause pain, stiffness, and decreased range of motion.
Trigger points are painful 'knots' or contractions of the muscle fibers. They are extremely common, resulting in muscle stiffness, decreased range of motion, and referred pain that radiates away from the trigger point itself, mimicking other problems.
Dry needling uses fine filament needles to release hard-to-reach trigger points that cause myofascial pain. It’s called a “dry” needling because no medication is being injected. This procedure literally “jump starts” the body’s own healing processes, and results in decreased muscle pain, increased range of motion, and a rapid return to function.
Dry needling is NOT acupuncture. It is a part of modern Western medicine principles, and supported by research.
Dr. Joyce Fishel is a Certified Myofascial Trigger Point Therapist (CMTPT).
She received her rigorous training in the Janet Travell, MD Dry Needling Seminar Series instructed by internationally renowned practitioners Jan Dommerholt et al.