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Functional Dry Needling

Functional Dry Needling
Dry Needling is a general term for a therapeutic treatment procedure that involves multiple advances of a filament needle into the muscle in the area of the body that radiates musculoskeletal pain and typically contains a trigger point.

Functional dry needling (FDN) is a technique used by physical therapists to treat a variety of musculoskeletal conditions. FDN involves the insertion of thin, sterile needles into the skin and muscles to stimulate the body’s natural healing response. At OSR Physical Therapy, our experienced therapists use functional dry needling to help patients recover from injuries, reduce pain, and improve their overall function.

Benefits of functional dry needling are numerous.

  1. It can be an effective pain management tool. By stimulating the body’s natural pain-relieving mechanisms, dry needling can help reduce the need for pain medication, which can have harmful side effects.
  2. Improve blood flow to injured tissues, promoting healing and reducing inflammation.

Functional dry needling can be used to treat a variety of conditions, including:

1. Muscle tension and pain: Dry needling can help reduce muscle tension and pain by releasing trigger points, or tight areas within the muscle.

2. Back pain: Dry needling can help relieve pain associated with conditions such as sciatica, herniated discs, and spinal stenosis.

3. Headaches: Dry needling can be used to treat tension headaches, migraines, and other types of headaches.

4. Joint pain: Dry needling can help relieve pain and stiffness in joints such as the shoulder, knee, and hip.

5. Sports injuries: Dry needling can help accelerate the healing process for sports-related injuries such as strains, sprains, and tendonitis.

6. Fibromyalgia: Dry needling can help reduce the pain and muscle stiffness associated with fibromyalgia.

At OSR Physical Therapy, our therapists are trained in functional dry needling and use this technique as part of a comprehensive treatment plan. We believe in using evidence-based practices to help our patients achieve their treatment goals and improve their overall quality of life.

If you are experiencing pain or discomfort and are looking for a non-invasive treatment option, functional dry needling may be right for you. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and learn more about how we can help you achieve your health and wellness goals.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about dry-needling services, please contact Meaghan Cox, DPT,  Jason Kopp, LAT, Tanner King, DPT,  Taylor Carlson, DPT, Ashley Fedie, DPT, Siri Sviggum, DPT or Brian Ommen, DPT

Dry-Needling is now being offered at all five of our locations! Call us now to set up an appointment!

Functional Dry Needling