What Is Dry Needling in Rosemount MN?

Chiropractic Rosemount MN Dry Needling

Dry Needling, also referred to as trigger point dry needling (TDN) or intramuscular manual therapy (IMT) is a treatment provided by a qualified physical therapist in Rosemount MN to relieve pain and dysfunction caused by abnormal muscle tension and spams that often accompany injury and are related to accelerated degenerative processes.

What is dry needling in Rosemount MN for?

Dry needling is a tool that, when combined with other manual and rehabilitative interventions, can hasten symptom relief and return to function for both acute and chronic conditions. When used appropriately, the use of dry needling can speed up recovery time. It also temporarily restores muscle length and range of motion that gives the restorative qualities of movement and exercise maximum efficacy.

How does dry needling work?

Dry needling uses a thin filiform needle (much smaller than a hypodermic needle) to locate and stimulate a trigger point (taut band of muscle tissue within the muscle complex). It is the localized twitch response of the trigger point that theoretically disrupts the dysfunction cycle, and the muscle is restored to its normal resting length. Active follow up exercises are required to maintain the gains from this passive intervention. Dry needling IS NOT acupuncture.

Conditions that can be treated with dry needling

  • Muscle spasm
  • Joint pain and Osteoarthritis
  • Whiplash
  • Headaches, TMJ and neck pain
  • Low back pain and sciatica
  • Sports and overuse injuries
  • Ankle sprains and plantar fasciitis
  • Many other pain related symptoms that have had minimal response to other traditional treatment methods


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Symmetry Chiropractic and Physical Therapy - Rosemount

14450 S Robert Trail #208
Rosemount, MN 55068

(651) 423-2251