Dry Needling

Did you know that dry needling can help reduce swelling, decrease pain, and improve healing? Dry Needling is a valuable treatment for musculoskeletal pain!

What is dry needling?

Dry Needling is a skilled intervention that uses a thin filiform needle to penetrate the skin and stimulate underlying myofascial trigger points, muscular, and connective tissues for management of neuromusculoskeletal pain and movement impairments.

Dry Needling is used to treat dysfunctions in skeletal muscle, fascia, and connective tissue, and, diminish persistent peripheral nociceptive input and reduce or restore impairments of body structure and function leading to improved activity and participation.

Why do we needle?

In most studies, its equivalent to a trigger point injection

Helps abnormal muscle activation patterns

Mechanical transduction is elicited (especially with needle rotations)

Changes local circulation

Increased circulation in nearby joint

Collagen proliferation

Relieves pain

May help tendinopathy

Anti-inflammatory effects

Immediate changes in ROM, strength and muscle thickness

Great for recovery!

Expresscryo offers the following:

Dry Needling Therapy

Dry Needling Therapy with Electrical Stimulation

Kinesiology Taping

Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM)