Dry Needling

Intramuscular Manual Therapy (IMT) otherwise known as Trigger Point Dry Needling is a treatment for relieving pain caused by muscular tightness and spasms which commonly follow injuries and often accompanies the degenerative processes.

Combining the Intramuscular Manual Therapy techniques with other manual and rehabilitative methods has shown to be very effective in the treatment of both acute and chronic pain and typically speeds up the recovery time. IMT can help relieve pain associated with carpel tunnel, tendonitis, and osteoarthritis of various joints. The treatment is also effective with decreased mobility, chronic and acute pain syndromes.

How Intramuscular Manual Therapy Works

Intramuscular Manual Therapy utilizes a very thin filament needle. TDN/IMT is not acupuncture and is based on Western physiologic approaches developed by Medical Doctor and Physical Therapist. The needle is inserted into the trigger point and a local twitch response is ideally elicited. This twitch response is an involuntary contraction of the muscle that allows the muscle to relax. Sometimes electrical stimulation is applied to the needle to elicit these twitches to help the muscle relax as well. The theory behind dry needling is that it works by disrupting a reflex arc of contracted tissue as well as stimulating biochemical changes to allow improved blood flow and healing to the area.

Free Screen on Us

We offer complimentary screens at all Mountain River PT locations. If you’ve been dealing with a nagging injury or persistent pain, don’t wait any longer.

Conditions that can be treated with dry needling:

  • Neck pain, Headaches and TMJ
  • Low back pain and Sciatica
  • Trochanteric bursitis & hip pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Ankle sprains and plantar fasciitis
  • Sports injuries
  • Whiplash injuries (chronic pain syndrome)
  • Hand and foot pain
  • Many other pain related symptoms that may not have been resolved through traditional treatment methods

Ready to get back to your life? Your road to recovery starts now.


Hear what other Mountain River patients have to say.

Her physical therapist took the time to explain how her home exercises would help during therapy and after. “I have continued using the exercises even though I have finished with my therapy.” She was happy with her therapy and everyone involved. Really excited that the exercises continue to help her with her arthritis.

five stars RE: Mary S. Mountain River Patient

Thanks so much for everything you have done for me. You have a very professional staff in a laid back atmosphere. You all worked me hard and still cared for my well being. To Ed & Melody, thank you for making me feel as if I was your only patient. You guys are great! Thanks…

five stars Mike B. Mountain River Patient

I just wanted to thank you again for getting to the root of my knee pain so quickly and finding the remedy that took my ugly limp away. With the limp I looked like an old sixty-one, now I will be able to chase down anyone within ten years of my age. I took a…

five stars Dan H. Mountain River Patient

I am extremely satisfied with the care and treatment that Justin, his assistant Jeff, and all the other great people at Mountain River Physical Therapy (gave me). They are knowledgeable, kind, and encouraging. When you allow them to treat you back to full health, you will not be disappointed.

five stars Nick M. Mountain River Patient

… I recently used your facility for recovery from surgery on my spine. I think because of the great people there and their ability to really help and care for the patient’s needs, I was able to recover faster than normal.

five stars Kevin S. Mountain River Patient

Last week I was in Biloxi & Pascagoula, MS with other Wood County Habitat for Humanity folks putting new houses together… No major back or leg problems. An entire year has gone by without my needing your attention/care. I can now go up 2 flights of stairs without needing the railing.

five stars Kay H. Mountain River Patient

I have done physical therapy a few times and I have never ever worked with such wonderful and kind people as you.

five stars Linda S. Mountain River Patient

I can honesty say your staff and their buoyant attitudes made going to physical therapy an enjoyable and rewarding experience. I commend their professionalism and dedication to their patients.

five stars Richard D. Mountain River Patient

You just can not imagine how much I appreciate you and your wisdom! If you had not found my torn patella tendon, I’d still be falling and the problem would have never been fixed!

five stars Issie D. Mountain River Patient

Your smile and laughter kept my spirits high… while your expertise helped me get back on my feet. You have my thanks and gratitude for all the time you spent assisting my recovery.

five stars Sue W. Mountain River Patient

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Schedule an appointment or call us at (855) 517-1655.