Dry Needling is a technique physical therapists use to treat myofascial pain. The technique uses a “dry” needle, one without medication, inserted through the skin into areas of the muscle known as trigger points. Dry needling is not acupuncture, but is a part of modern Western medicine principles and supported by research. In most cases, when dry needling is used by physical therapists, it is typically one technique that’s part of a larger treatment plan. Our physical therapists are trained and have performed dry needling extensively before using it as a part of a patient’s plan of treatment. Dry needling is used for the goal of releasing trigger points to relieve pain and improve range of motion. It is an added tool used to get a patient back to a functional level of existence. Currently there are two physical therapists performing dry needling with collectively 49 years of experience with Tri-State.