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


I completed a six week internship with RMPT, part of which I was with Rob in the Loveland office. Rob is an extremely knowledgeable, professional, and caring DPT. I thoroughly enjoyed my time learning the trade from him. I highly recommend this office for your physical therapy needs. -Chelsey, Loveland (Google Review 5stars)

I recently completed a six week internship with RMPT. I spent most of it with Amie and Jess in the Windsor clinic. They both are extremely knowledgeable, compassionate, and well rounded. I highly recommended using RMPT for all of your therapy needs. Chelsey, Windsor (Google Review 5stars)

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