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    Dry Needling in Maryland

    Chesapeake Bay Aquatic & Physical Therapy is now offering Dry Needling for pain management and other impairments in our Severna Park and Laurel offices.

    Dry Needling Chesapeake Bay Aquatic & Physical Therapy

    Dry Needling is a skilled intervention that uses a thin filiform needle to penetrate the skin and stimulate underlying myofascial trigger points, muscular and connective tissues for the management of pain and other impairments. A trigger point is a taut and palpable band in the muscle that causes spot tenderness and pain upon palpation. A trigger point can cause disturbed motor function, restricted range of motion, muscle weakness and inhibition, muscle stiffness, local tenderness, and pain. Dry needling can help to address these dysfunctions and improve function leading to improved activity and participation. Areas of the body where dry needling is currently available are as follows; neck, shoulder, shoulder blade, elbow, forearm, lower back, calf muscle, buttocks, hips, knees, and calves.