Functional Dry Needling

Functional Dry Needling

At ITR Physical Therapy we have a Physical Therapist with the appropriate training that can provide the skilled technique of Functional Dry Needling as part of a patient’s treatment plan. Using a thin, solid filament needle to penetrate the skin, the goal is to create a local twitch response (LTR) in the muscle to cause a spontaneous contraction and relaxation of muscle fibers.

This has been shown to normalize the mechanical, electrical and biochemical components of muscles with myofascial dysfunction. Functional  Dry needling is different than acupuncture, and is based on the Western neuroanatomy and modern scientific study of the musculoskeletal system. 

Who Benefits from Dry Needling?

This service is beneficial to many patients, including those with:

  • Entrapment syndromes
  • Sprain/strain injuries
  • Tendinitis
  • Frozen shoulder and other joint restrictions
  • Chronic pain conditions
  • Chronic tension type headaches