Dry Needling Glendale AZ

The Healing Power of Dry Needling

Dry Needling Service in Glendale AZ

What is Dry Needling?

Dry needling is a therapeutic technique gaining popularity in the United States and particularly in the world of athletic recovery, pain management and physical therapy. It involves the insertion of fine, sterile needles into specific points of the body that target trigger points, muscular knots and soft tissue restrictions. While it shares some similarities with acupuncture, dry needling is distinct in its approach, focusing on musculoskeletal issues and promoting pain relief and improved function.

Understanding Dry Needling:

Technique and Procedure: Dry needling is performed by trained healthcare professionals, we at Wall 2 Wall Sports & Rehab have been trained and certified in dry needling by the institute of Structure and Function which is a leader in the advancement in dry needling practices in the United States. We use, fine solid filament needles to penetrate the skin and stimulate trigger points in muscles, fascia and connective tissue. Unlike acupuncture, where needles are often left in place, dry needling typically involves a brief insertion and removal, sometimes with manipulation to elicit a cascade of chemical responses to the are of restriction which relaxes the muscle and reduces pain.

The primary objective: To reduce tone in your muscles and resolve your pain. By inserting needles directly into the deep structures at fault, we are able to stimulate blood flow, reduce muscle tension and promote relaxation in affected areas.

Benefits for Patients:

  1. Pain relief: One of the most significant benefits of dry needling is its ability to provide pain relief. The stimulation of trigger points helps reduce muscle tension and release endorphins, the body’s natural painkillers. Patients with chronic pain conditions, such as lower back pain, neck pain, or myofascial pain syndrome, often experience significant relief through dry needling.
  2. Improved Range of Motion: Muscle tightness and trigger points can restrict joint movement and impair flexibility. Dry needling can help alleviate these restrictions, leading to improved range of motion. This benefit is particularly valuable for patients recovering from injuries or surgeries, as well as athletes looking to enhance their performance.
  3. Enhanced Healing and Recovery: By promoting better circulation and oxygenation in targeted areas, dry needling can expedite the body’s natural healing process. This means that injuries or musculoskeletal conditions may heal more rapidly, reducing downtime and enabling patient to return to their regular activities sooner.
  4. Reduction in Muscle Spasms: Muscle spasms can be painful and limit a person’s ability to move comfortably. Dry needling can effectively reduce the frequency and intensity of muscle spasms, offering relief to individuals suffering from conditions like chronic headaches, fibromyalgia, and muscle strain.
  5. Complementary to Other Therapies: Dry needling can be integrated with other forms of physical therapy, and rehabilitation exercises. It completements these therapies by preparing the body for further interventions and promoting a more holistic approach to pain management and recovery.
  6. Minimally Invasive and Safe: Dry needling is minimally invasive, and when performed by trained professionals, it is safe. The use of sterile, disposable needles further reduces the risk of infection or complications.
  7. Personalized Treatment: Dry needling is highly customizable. Practitioners can target specific muscle groups and points, tailoring the treatment to each patient’s unique needs. This individualized approach makes it a versatile tool in addressing a wide range of musculoskeletal issues.

Conditions that we can treat

  • Low back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Sciatica
  • Tendonitis
  • Muscle strains
  • Face and Jaw pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Headaches
  • Shoulder and Rotator cuff
  • Shoulder impingement
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Tennis and Golfer Elbow

What to expect

Your physical therapist will review your health history to make sure you are a good candidate for dry needling.

The entire procedure takes as little as 15 minutes. There is low risk of infection or side effects. Patients typically experience pain relief lasting from a few hours to several weeks. While side effects are usually minor you can experience:

              Bruising, fatigue and soreness.

Once the procedure is complete your physical therapist will complete a full treatment session including corrective exercises and manual therapy interventions.


Dry Needling is a promising therapeutic technique that offers numerous benefits to patients seeking pain relief, improved range of motion, and enhanced physical well-being. By reducing muscle tension, and promoting the body’s natural healing mechanisms, dry needling has the potential to be a valuable addition to the arsenal of treatments we offer and can help individuals dealing with chronic pain, injuries, and musculoskeletal conditions. Patients considering this therapy should call us for further details.

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