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Dry Needling

What is Dry Needing?

Dry Needling is a modern treatment designed to ease muscular pain, trigger points, and improve dynamic control. The term "dry" is used because
fine, short, stainless steel needles are used which don't inject fluid into the body to alter the flow of energy like acupuncture does. Dry needling is for the treatment of pain & dysfunction in common musculoskeletal conditions including but not limited to; neck pain, shoulders, tennis elbow, headaches, knee pain, shin splints, planter fasciitis and low back.

What are the benefits? 

Your PT will do an assessment before and after application of dry needling. You will often notice a quick response to this treatment. Your PT will then teach you exercises and stretches that will keep you moving and help you to retain the progress made with dry needling. Treatment will last 5-15 minutes per area. You may feel a muscle twitch or a deep ache for a short period of time which indicates proper placement. Dry needling can loosen stiff muscles, ease joint pain, improve blood flow and oxygen circulation within the body.

What Your PT Needs to Know
  • Are you currently taking any anticoagulants (blood-thinners- e.g. aspirin, warfarin, coumadin?
  • Ae you pregnant or trying to get pregnant?
  • Do you suffer from metal allergies?
  • Do you have a blood bourne disease?
  • Are you a diabetic or do you suffer from impaired wound healing?
  • Do you have hepatitis B, hepatitis C, HIV or any other infectious disease?
Common Conditions Treated
  • Tension headaches
  • Low back pain
  • Cervical pain
  • Thoracic back pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • IT-Band syndrome
  • Shin splints
  • Knee pain
  • Tennis elbow
  • Carpal tunnel
  • TMJ

Locations That Provide Dry Needing

West Jordan

8822 S Redwood Rd #E122 West Jordan, UT 84088 801-566-7080


2965 W 3500 S West Valley City, UT 84119 801-679-0123

West Valley

3540 S 4000 W #340 West Valley City, UT 84120 801-417--5017


822 East Main #16 Grantsville, UT 84029 435-884-0324