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Dry Needling: Do You Want To Recover Quicker?
Fick PT & Performance

What Is Dry Needling?

Dry needling is a proven treatment method that involves inserting small sterile needles into areas of the muscles that are tight and painful from injury or overuse. This can help the muscles “reset” to their original state, before the pain or injury.

Dry needling helps any athlete who has muscle tightness, pain, or injury. With this treatment, you can rapidly recover from your latest training session, injury, or even help your muscles be at their best for your next competition. It gets you back to your sport quickly and efficiently when used as part of your treatment plan.

How Can I Benefit From Dry Needling?

How Does Dry Needling Help Me Heal Faster From An Injury?

When you train, practice, and play you build a lot of muscle tension from working hard and pushing yourself to do your best. Dry needling releases the “muscle knots” in your body so you feel back to yourself again and prepared for the big games or training sessions.

Dry needling stimulates the process of healing in the body by increasing blood flow to the treatment area. Our blood delivers the body’s natural healing abilities to where the dry needling occurred so the healing process is sped up. Athletes have a lot to gain by getting dry needling as part of their treatment.

“Despite having multiple injuries over the past few months, Gina was always there with the right treatment to help ease my pain and boost strength and flexibility.”
Emery Stamper
Emery S.

Some Frequently Asked Questions About Dry Needling

Most people describe a dull ache with the occasional sharp pain during the treatment. After treatment you may or may not experience soreness that feels similar to when you’ve completed a hard workout.

There are no risks with dry needling that aren’t mitigated with safety precautions and a certified physical therapist.
Nope! You can practice or compete the same day you get dry needling.
Immunocompromised individuals, people with uncontrolled anticoagulants, or anyone with a local infection or active tumor near the painful area that needs to be treated. If you have an autoimmune disorder, are pregnant, have diminished mental capacity, or have recent surgery, then you should talk to a physical therapist to weigh the benefits of dry needling for your situation.
Dry needling and acupuncture usually use the same size needles. During dry needling, the needles are stuck directly into the muscle knot. In acupuncture, the needles are stuck along certain lines called “Meridians” and may not actually go into the sore muscles.

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