Therapeutic Dry Needling

 

What is Therapeutic Dry Needling and How Does It Work?

 

Blaser Dry Needling Patient Testimonial

Therapeutic dry needling (TDN) is an effective treatment for muscle spasm and pain. Outstanding results have been observed following just one or two treatments for a multitude of patient complaints, including pain, loss of motion, and impaired function.

Traci Busker, Blaser Physical Therapist

With overwhelming documentation of the clinical success of dry needling, Blaser Physical Therapy is excited to be the first physical therapy facility in the Warrenton / Fauquier area to offer dry needling as part of our physical rehabilitation protocol.

Jenn Miner, Blaser Physical Therapy

Two members of Blaser Physical Therapy’s doctorate staff have received the specialized training necessary to deliver therapeutic dry needling treatment — Traci Busker, DPT, and Jennifer Miner, DPT. Both Traci and Jennifer have incorporated therapeutic dry needling into treatment plans of appropriate patients and have been experiencing amazing results and outcomes.

As defined by the American Physical Therapy Association, dry needling is a skilled intervention that uses a thin filiform needle to penetrate the skin and stimulate underlying myofascial trigger points, muscular and connective tissues for the management of neuromuscular pain and movement impairments.

Therapeutic dry needling is performed by a licensed physical therapist or healthcare provider with specialized training in dry needling.

Dry needling is safe and effective with minimal side effects. Many orthopedic conditions have been treated successfully with therapeutic dry needling, including joint and muscular pain, frozen shoulder, back and neck pain, tendinitis, as well as many other conditions that cause pain and dysfunction.

Dry needling involves the insertion of an acupuncture type needle into a trigger point area of a muscle in an effort to disrupt the dysfunctional contraction of the muscle. Once the muscle spindle releases, decreased pain and improved function result.

We are excited to be able to provide such a successful modality to our scope of treatment plan options.

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