a shirtless man laying down during dry needling treatment for tendonitis pain relief

Dry Needling For Tendonitis Pain Relief – Does It Work?

By Dr. JJ Thomas, DPT, MPT, CMTPT | July 29, 2022

Dry needling is a modern therapy for treating different kinds of pain. It has been proven that dry needling therapy is most beneficial for muscle-related pain. Dry needling and acupuncture are both effective therapies for short-term pain relief. Both methods use the same equipment. However, what about performing dry needling for tendonitis? Numerous studies have […]

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a therapist performing a dry needling at the back of the man with tattoo

Dry Needling vs. Acupuncture

By Dr. JJ Thomas, DPT, MPT, CMTPT | July 26, 2022

Inserting needles into the skin and underlying muscle tissue has become a popular way to accelerate recovery from injuries and painful conditions. The term dry needling is often used by many practitioners, including Physical Therapists, Chiropractors, Medical Doctors, and acupuncturists. So if you’re wondering if dry needling is right for you, it can be difficult […]

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The Pros And Cons Of Dry Needling: An Expert Analysis

By Dr. JJ Thomas, DPT, MPT, CMTPT | November 20, 2021

Considering Dry Needling therapy as a recovery option? Naturally, you may be curious about the Pros and Cons of Dry Needling.  The term Dry Needling has gotten a lot of attention in recent years.  Dry Needling’s rise in popularity is due, in part, to an increase in: It’s an interesting term that often comes with […]

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Physical therapist with blue gloves performing dry needling

Dry Needling for Myofascial Trigger Point Pain

By Dr. JJ Thomas, DPT, MPT, CMTPT | May 28, 2021

JJ was recently a co-author of an article published in the International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy (IJSPT) co-authoring a piece focused on dry needling for myofascial trigger point pain. For more insight into her clinical commentary review the abstract below: Abstract:  Sports and orthopedic physical therapists have long used a multitude of techniques in […]

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