The purpose of Dry Needling is to neutralize dysfunctional soft tissue and restore or improve muscle function. Dry needling acts to mechanically disrupt physiologically locked soft tissue. In a nutshell, it loosens the muscles enabling them to perform the way they are supposed to!
Dry needling is not acupuncture. While it does use an acupuncture needle, the science behind it is based on Western medicine’s concepts of anatomy, physiology, neurology, and biomechanics. Dry needling can assist in the treatment of triggerpoints, muscle tension, and chronic myofascial pain.