Providing quality physical therapy care

Bethesda Physical Therapy has a new feautured service! We're offering Functional Dry Needling®. Dry Needling (DN) is used to treat dysfunction in the musclar system. We use this to relieve spasm, pain and tightness.

What is Dry Needling (DN)?

Dry needling (DN) is a technique used to treat dysfunctions in skeletal muscle, fascia, and connective tissue, and, diminish persistent peripheral nociceptive input, and reduce or restore impairments of body structure and function leading to improved activity and participation.

How Does Functional Dry Needling® work?

As stated by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), "Dry needling is a skilled intervention that uses a thin filiform needle to penetrate the skin and stimulate underlying myofascial trigger points, muscular, and connective tissues for the management of neuromusculoskeletal pain and movement impairments."