Dry needling sometimes referred to as “Intramuscular Stimulation or Intramuscular Manual Therapy” is a treatment using thin filiform needles to relieve muscular pain and improve movement. Dry needling benefits are it treats dysfunctions in skeletal muscle, fascia, and connective tissues. Needles are placed in myofascial trigger points, taut bands of skeletal muscle located within a larger muscle group (American Physical Therapy Association).
Dry needling is not actually an alternative treatment. It is accepted as part of modern medicine following western medicine principles. While dry needling does use the same types of needles as acupuncture, the method of use is different.
Dr. Cress has many years utilizing this treatment and it is commonly used for
- Tennis/Golfers Elbow
- Sports injuries
- Muscle Cramps
- Bicep Tendonitis
- Achilles tendonitis