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Therapeutic Dry Needling in Austin TX

Mobile Physical Therapy: Therapeutic Dry Needling

Dry needling is when a thin needle is used to penetrate the skin to stimulate underlying muscles and tissues to treat pain and impaired movements. Research supports that dry needling improves pain control, reduces muscle tension, and facilitates an accelerated return to active rehabilitation.

Mobile Physical Therapy: Therapeutic Dry Needling

Dry needling is when a thin needle is used to penetrate the skin to stimulate underlying muscles and tissues to treat pain and impaired movements. Research supports that dry needling improves pain control, reduces muscle tension, and facilitates an accelerated return to active rehabilitation.

If you suffer from headaches, neck pain, shoulder pain, strains/sprains, tennis elbow, back pain, or knee pain, dry needling can help you! Your next question is probably: wait, isn’t this just like acupuncture? They do both use needles, but how they address pain points are very different. Acupuncture uses energy flows in the body while dry needling pinpoints those muscles that are causing you problems. If you find that you have pain that limits your movements, dry needling is a great solution for you.

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During your dry needling mobile physical therapy visit…

One of our physical therapists will conduct a detailed evaluation to determine the root cause of your pain. Once we figure out what’s bothering you, we will start by inserting very thin needles into the muscle that’s causing you pain. There might be a slight twitch or the sensation of a small muscle cramp at first, but that passes within a few seconds.


That’s it! It’s quick and simple. You may experience some soreness after the visit, but you will begin to see less pain and an increase in your range of motion. Your physical therapist will continue to evaluate you during each mobile physical therapy visit to continue to address pain points.

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Hear what our patients have to say:

I am in my late 40s and had thought my days of playing tennis might be over. I was diagnosed by an orthopedist of having “classic tennis elbow” when I was unable to even pick up a coffee cup. The pain was excruciating. The doctor gave me couple of cortisone shots, which helped temporarily for a few months, but as the pain came back I wanted to find a solution other than cortisone shots if possible. I was not even aware tennis elbow was treatable but I stopped by Eric, who had helped me with some PT on a left shoulder I had mildly injured a couple years previous, to if there was anything else that could be done. Eric strongly encouraged me to stay away from cortisone shots and try dry needling as well as some therapeutic exercises as well as work on my right shoulder, since it is all connected. Dry needling was the greatest thing I have ever experienced for my elbow. And with that, plus the exercises, my tennis game is as strong as ever and I have even placed in several local tournaments. I also appreciate Eric’s thorough knowledge of human anatomy and how the ligaments and tendons work together and his ability to isolate the problem areas. I continue to use Eric intermittently on an as needed basis, but I could not be more thrilled with the results from working with him.
Angie H.
Austin, TX

Looking for a New Way to Relieve Pain?

Do you suffer from chronic pain? Are you looking for a new way to get relief? If so, Austin, TX dry needling may be the answer. Dry needling is a minimally invasive technique that has been shown to provide fast and effective pain relief for a variety of conditions. Take a look at the benefits of dry needling and why it might be the perfect option for your chronic pain relief needs, then contact Move Empower Concierge Physical Therapy to schedule a discovery session!


How can dry needling help relieve pain?

Dry needling is a form of physical therapy that has become increasingly popular for treating pain and improving mobility. It involves inserting thin needles into the skin at specific points, known as “trigger points”, that are believed to be linked to muscular or joint pain. The process causes a reaction in the muscles, which can reduce tension and inflammation, resulting in pain relief. Dry needling is used to treat a variety of conditions, and it has also been found to be effective in treating muscle spasms and other types of muscular and joint pain.


The process of dry needling is relatively quick and easy, and there are typically no side effects. It can also be used in conjunction with other forms of physical therapy, such as stretching and strengthening exercises. Overall, dry needling is an effective way to relieve pain and improve mobility. If you are looking for an alternative form of physical therapy, then dry needling may be worth considering.


What are the benefits of dry needling?

The main benefit of dry needling is that it can help reduce tension in muscles, allowing them to move more freely. By targeting specific areas, dry needling can stimulate the release of pain-relieving chemicals and hormones within the body. This helps reduce muscle spasms and tightness, making it easier for the body to heal itself.


Dry needling can also be beneficial for people with neurological conditions such as stroke, Parkinson’s disease, and multiple sclerosis. By releasing tension in muscles, this therapy can help improve movement and reduce pain and discomfort associated with these conditions. In addition, dry needling can help treat headaches, neck pain, shoulder pain, back pain, and other musculoskeletal disorders. It is often used in combination with other treatments such as stretching, massage, and manual therapy to provide a more comprehensive approach to pain relief.


Is dry needling right for you?

This alternative therapy has become a preferred method for many people who are looking to avoid surgery or heavy medications to manage their pain. But with any form of medical treatment, it is important to consider whether dry needling is right for you. If you are suffering from chronic pain or have a specific injury that has not responded to traditional treatments such as physical therapy or medication, then dry needling may be an option worth exploring. This treatment is non-invasive and relatively safe, though there are potential risks associated with any type of needle insertion into the body.


If you’re looking for a new way to relieve chronic pain or reduce muscle tightness, dry needling may be right for you. This therapy can provide relief from a wide range of conditions, improve movement, and reduce inflammation. Contact one of our expert physical therapists at Move Empower Concierge Physical Therapy about Austin dry needling today!

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Dry Needling FAQs

Yes! The only thing they really have in common is that they use a needle. Acupuncture uses what’s known as meridians that are energy paths in the body. Dry needling uses trigger points to guide treatment; trigger points like sore places on muscles.

  • Headaches
  • Cervical pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Strains/sprains of ankle, low back, and neck
  • Tennis and Golfer’s elbow
  • Chronic lumbar pain
  • ITB syndrome

One of our physical therapists will figure out your trigger points — also known as pain points — and then insert a sterile, stainless steel needling into the muscle that’s causing you problems. It’s pretty normal for your muscle to twitch a bit here, and that might cause some mild discomfort, but it passes quickly. Patients tend to experience rapid symptom relief and increased mobility after appointments; there might be some initial soreness after your appointment, but that will subside after 24 hours.

We get it. You hear needles and don’t have a great feeling about it. Don’t worry! The needles are very thin filament needles. In fact, they are so thin that most patients don’t feel much when the needle first enters the skin. For comparison, getting a flu shot or getting blood drawn causes much more pain. When the needle hits the target muscle that’s causing you problems, there might be a sensation similar to a small muscle cramp, but that only lasts about 15-30 seconds.

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