By David Carter, PT, DPT:
Dry Needling can be a powerful tool. But it is only part of the tool box that can lead to successful outcomes. Dry Needling is no more or less important than appropriate exercise prescription, dynamic load management, education, and even manual mobilization.
I do not promote a quick fix because they do not exist. I do promote a functional treatment plan that addresses the root causes of pain development / instabilities and education on how to form daily habits to maintain a level of healthy functional living.
Don’t waste your money and time on “repeat treatments” that do not address the root causation of the problem.
A long term pain free life takes effort and time, just like anything else getting in life!