Dry Needling

  • Dry Needling is referred to as Trigger Point Dry Needling, Functional Dry Needling, or Intramuscular Stimulation.
  • It improves pain control, reduces muscle tension, normalizes dysfunction, and expedites rehabilitation.
  • Dry Needling, in conjunction with other conventional therapies, relieves pain and improves function better than conventional therapies alone.
  • Dry Needling is a technique used to treat dysfunctions in the skeletal muscle, fascia, and connective tissue. It diminishes persistent peripheral nociceptive input, and reduce or restore impairments of body structure and function leading to improved activity and participation.
  • A technique using thin needles inserted into the tissue, to decrease pain, improve function, and induce a healing response.
  • Acupuncture and Dry Needling:
    • While using the same type of needles, they are two very different treatments.
    • The practice of acupuncture by acupuncturists and the performance of dry needling by physical therapists differ in terms of historical, philosophical, indicative, and practical context.
  • Dry Needling is a part of modern Western medicine principles, supported by research, and utilized by licensed health care professionals.


Suffering from any of these symptoms?

Overused muscles                                      Acute/Chronic injuries

Headaches                                                    Neck/Back pain

Tendinitis                                                     Muscle Spasms

“Sciatica”                                                      Hip/Knee pain

Muscle strains                                             Fibromyalgia

“Tennis/Golfer’s Elbow”                             PFPS



Rocky Mountain Physical Therapy

Located inside the Fort Collins Club

1307 E. Prospect Rd, Suite 120

     Fort Collins, CO 80525

Phone: 970-568-8461

Fax: 970-460-0136


Seriously, I walked in limping with a brace on my first day, and left feeling wonderful, and I kept improving after each visit!!! The exercises and attention from the therapists (Kelsey and Jamie) have helped me tremendously, which has enabled me to become more active than I have in a few years. I am truly grateful for their professionalism and attention to my individual need!! I’m HIGHLY recommend them!!

(Johnstown Clinic)



“Big help, great advisors, great customer service!”

(Johnstown Clinic)

I had postpartum hip issue when I first came into RMPT. I’ve had physical therapy before but never believed in it. This time Jason took over my case and after 12 sessions I am back to 100%. Thank you so much for taking such great care of me. (Fort Collins-Central Clinic)

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