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Dry needling is a skilled intervention, performed by Dr. Patel that uses a thin acupuncture needle to penetrate the skin and stimulate underlying myofascial trigger points, muscular, and connective tissues for the management of neuromusculoskeletal pain and movement impairments. This is a great technique used to treat dysfunctions in skeletal muscle, fascia, and connective tissue as well as to diminish persistent peripheral nociceptive input,chronic headaches, trigger points referrals and improve restricted joint movement. The aim is to reduce or restore impairments in body structure and function and lead to improved activity and participation.

In addition to Active Release (C), this will help take those "not quite 100%"resolved cases to the finish line.

Be sure to ask about dry needling and if it is the right course of treatment to add to your regime.

Source: APTA document Description of Dry Needling in Clinical Practice: An Educational Resource Paper. www.apta.org/StateIssues/DryNeedling/