It has a similar appearance to acupuncture but is based on western medicine principles and is supported by clinical research for the treatment of neck pain, shoulder impingement, tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, headaches, knee pain, shin splints, plantar fasciitis, or low back pain. We only use single-use, sterile filiform needles to stimulate underlying myofascial trigger points and muscular, perineural and connective tissue in combination with electrical stimulation to increase the effectiveness.
How does it work?
When performing dry needling, our physical therapist will insert a sterile needle through the skin, into the underlying tendons, ligaments, or muscles that have been affected, in order to relieve pain, decrease muscle tension, and improve mobility.
While it is a common misconception, dry needling is not acupuncture. It is based on a modern scientific study of musculoskeletal and neuromuscular systems. While there are some similarities, dry needling is strictly based on Western medicine principles and research. It provides an environment that enhances the body’s ability to heal, ultimately reducing pain in the process.
How to get start with us
Here are the simple steps… Once you have filled out our new patient questionnaire, a clinical from our team will take you through a thorough history & examination which allows us to render an accurate diagnosis of your condition.
If determined to be necessary, imaging such as X-rays or MRI may be ordered. We will then create a treatment plan that optimizes your recovery process.
At AIHI Clinics our treatment plans utilize evidence based protocols to ensure your best possible outcome and recovery. We are committed to your health & look forward to serving you.