Specialized Physical Therapy Modality
We are excited to add Dry Needling to our skill set and offerings at our Brigantine clinic. As a complementary approach to traditional physical therapy, dry needling offers patients a non-pharmacological option for managing pain and restoring functional mobility.
Benefits of Dry Needling
One of the primary advantages of dry needling is its effectiveness in reducing muscle spasms and promoting muscle relaxation. It has been found to improve range of motion, enhance flexibility, and expedite the recovery process for individuals with various musculoskeletal conditions. Additionally, dry needling may contribute to increased blood flow to the targeted areas, facilitating the body's natural healing mechanisms
Science Behind Dry Needling
Dry needling is a therapeutic technique rooted in neurophysiology and musculoskeletal anatomy. The procedure involves the insertion of thin, solid needles into specific trigger points within muscles or connective tissues. The primary goal is to elicit a local twitch response, a brief contraction of the muscle fibers, which is believed to help release tension and reset the neuromuscular system.
From a neurophysiological perspective, dry needling stimulates sensory nerves, leading to the release of endorphins, the body's natural painkillers. This process can help reduce pain and improve the tolerance to stretching and movement. Additionally, the insertion of needles may modulate the activity of the central nervous system, influencing pain perception and promoting relaxation.