Dry Needling in Bristol, VA: Dry needling is a procedure that is performed at Foundations Integrated Medical & Sports Health. It may be confused with acupuncture at first, but it is actually very different. Dry needling is a therapy technique used by Dr. Todd Muncy. It is similar to acupuncture in that needles are inserted into the skin to alleviate pain. The main difference is that while acupuncture treats for purpose of altering one’s energy flow, dry needling follows recommended point locations and follows guidelines based on evidence.
Conditions That Are Managed with Dry Needling
Dry Needling in at Foundations Integrated Medical & Sports Health
Dry needling is a skilled intervention that uses a thin filiform needle to penetrate the skin and stimulate underlying myofascial trigger points, muscular tissues and connective tissues for neuromusculoskeletal pain management and movement impairments. Dry needling is a technique used to treat dysfunctions in skeletal muscle, fascia and connective tissue. It also works to diminish persistent peripheral nociceptive (pain signaling) input as well as reduce or restore impairments of body structure and function leading to improved activity and participation.