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Dry Needling

Dry needling being performed in McAllen, TX

precise pain relief.

Dry needling is an innovative technique in physical therapy that aims to alleviate pain and enhance muscle function. During this procedure, fine, sterile needles are inserted into trigger points or tight knots within muscles, causing a twitch response that releases tension and reduces pain.


Dry needling effectively targets musculoskeletal issues, such as chronic pain, muscle tightness, and restricted movement, without the use of medication. By promoting circulation and relaxing muscular knots, it not only offers pain relief but also improves mobility and accelerates the body's natural healing processes. Patients can experience enhanced physical function and a renewed sense of well-being through this evidence-based approach.

is this acupuncture?

Dry needling and acupuncture share a common tool—thin needles—but diverge in their underlying principles and therapeutic goals. Acupuncture, rooted in traditional Chinese medicine, focuses on balancing energy flow or "Qi" along meridians to address holistic health. In contrast, dry needling, a modern Western technique, targets muscular trigger points to alleviate pain and improve function. In physical therapy, dry needling is employed as a precise intervention to release tension in myofascial trigger points, promoting muscle relaxation and reducing pain. By inserting needles into specific areas of tight or knotted muscles, dry needling stimulates a localized healing response, increasing blood flow and promoting the release of natural pain-relieving substances. While acupuncture approaches health holistically, dry needling zeroes in on musculoskeletal issues, making it a valuable adjunct in physical therapy for managing pain and restoring optimal movement patterns.

looking to try
dry needling?

At Moveo Performance in McAllen, TX, our therapists are proudly certified in dry needling, ensuring you receive the highest quality care. If you're seeking effective pain relief and enhanced muscle function, our experts have the skills and expertise to help. Dry needling is a proven technique that can address a range of musculoskeletal issues, from chronic pain to restricted mobility. Experience the benefits of this innovative approach and start your journey toward better well-being today.


Trust our certified therapists to provide you with the personalized, evidence-based care you deserve. Discover the transformative power of dry needling at Moveo Performance and take the first step towards a healthier, pain-free life.

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