Dry Needling

Union General Hospital is excited to offer expanded services through its Therapy Department.  Dry Needling, a form of therapy, will now be an additional tool available to qualifying patients.  You will need a doctor's order for Physical Therapy and our PT Lance White will determine if Dry Needling is appropriate for your care.

The Benefits of Dry Needling

Why a newer treatment method is gaining attention - and getting results.

Despite its scary-sounding name, "dry needling" is a safe, effective treatment involving needles that are the same size as those used in acupuncture.  A practitioner will insert a needle along a client's trigger points and tight bands of tissue within a muscle to promote the body's own healing mechanisms.

Dry needling can loosen stiff muscles, ease joint pain, improve blood flow and oxygen circulation within the body.  That brings results for those who are trying to optimize sports performance, recover faster from injury or prevent issues from becoming chronic.

Dry needling is commonly used to aid in the treatment of back and neck pain, hamstring problems, headaches, muscular tightness, shin splints and sporting injuries.  As opposed to acupuncture which is related to the flow of energy in the body, dry needling addresses neuromuscular problems that cause pain or hinder mobility.