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Dry Needling

advanced treatment for
restricted areas of the body

What is Dry Needling?

Dry needling (DN) is a skilled technique that involves the insertion of a thin monofilament needle, without the delivering of corticosteroids, anesthetics, etc., into muscles, ligaments, tendons, subcutaneous fascia, and scar tissue. Dry needling may also be administered near peripheral nerves and/or nerve bundles.

What does an appointment with dry needling look like?

Sessions are always performed in a private treatment area where a skilled physical therapist assesses the areas where you would benefit from this treatment.  Needles are inserted into the affected muscle(s) and if appropriate, electrostimulation is utilized to improve blood flow to the affected area and thus improve healing. Needling is always followed by movement retraining exercises to help maintain results.

How does this help?

Dry needling treats a variety of neuromuscular conditions by stimulating tissue healing and improving tissue and joint mobility which play a role in creating pain reduction.


These are some of the most common conditions we see patients come to Core Physical Therapy to find treatment for but it is not an exhaustive list. Contact us to see if physical therapy might be right for your pain.

  • Myofascial trigger points
  • Headaches
  • Neck pain
  • Whiplash injuries
  • Cervical radiculopathy
  • TMJ pain
  • Shoulder impingement
  • Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis)
  • Golfer’s elbow (medial epicondylitis)
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Upper back pain
  • Lower back pain
  • Lumbar radiculopathy
  • Sacroiliac joint pain
  • Coccydynia
  • Sciatica
  • IT band syndrome
  • Knee osteoarthritis
  • Patellofemoral pain syndrome
  • Shin splints (medial tibial stress syndrome)
  • Acute/chronic ankle sprains
  • Achilles tendinosis
  • Plantar fasciitis

“I went into Core after several weeks of extreme back pain and within 2-3 visits I had relief and mobility back!! So happy with my experience and the staff was easy to work with and friendly!”

Tracy S.

“From the moment I walked into Core I was so impressed. Beautiful facility and the most helpful and pleasant staff.”

Elaine M.