Dry needling is a manual therapy technique where a monofilament needle is inserted into a "myofascial trigger point" within a muscle. Defined "as hyperirritable spots within a taut band of contractured skeletal muscle fibers that produce local and/or referred pain when stimulated." Translated, a "trigger point" is a knot in a muscle. Typically very tender to the touch, they can create local or diffuse aches and soreness. The needle triggers an involuntary but brief muscle twitch/spasm which results in a "deactivation" of the knot. Imagine being able to provide a very focal stretch to a tight muscle; dry needling accomplishes this. This is a treatment I have been providing to clients throughout Roswell, Alpharetta, East Cobb, Marietta, Sandy Springs and Woodstock since 2014 to great effect. Many clients who have had poor dry needling experiences in the past have admitted that my style of needling is very effective and provides very little pain. Please call the office if you have any questions regarding dry needling.