Dry Needling

Are your daily activities being hindered by aches and pains?

Try dry needling in Anchorage, AK!

Our physical therapists at Wise Physical Therapy can help you find the relief you’ve been looking for so you can get back to doing what you love. Dry needling is a therapeutic service that we provide to our patients in need.

A licensed physiotherapist can use dry needling to reduce pain and muscle tension while improving mobility and overall function.

This treatment has a variety of health benefits and is just one of several treatment options available at Wise Physical Therapy. If you want to relieve pain, improve mobility, and improve your health and well-being, contact us today to learn more about dry needling and see if it is right for you!

What is dry needling?

Contrary to popular belief, dry needling is not acupuncture. While the two therapies share some similarities, dry needling is based on western medical and research approaches. It is not acupuncture because it does not adhere to the same principles and beliefs.

To stimulate the tissue, your practitioner will use sterile acupuncture needles. Dry needling treatments involve using a “dry” needle, which is injected into the affected area without introducing any substance into the body.

This treatment creates an environment that promotes the body’s ability to heal while reducing pain and improving movement. This treatment is thought to change how the brain and muscles communicate, allowing the system to return to a more normal movement pattern.

How will I benefit from dry needling in Anchorage, AK?

Our team at Wise Physical Therapy can help you find relief with our tried-and-true physical therapy treatments. We’ve discovered that combining traditional exercise-based treatments with dry needling helps most of our patients achieve the pain-free results they’re looking for.

This technique has been shown to effectively reduce or eliminate pain associated with musculoskeletal conditions such as:

Our physical therapists will thoroughly examine your condition to determine if this is the best course of therapy to achieve the results you seek!


Is it painful?

Many people believe that dry needling is painful because of the name. The vast majority of our patients, on the other hand, report little to no discomfort during and after in-office procedures.

Our highly trained physical therapists will make the procedure as painless as possible!

A very small percentage of patients may have an unpleasant reaction to the needle insertion, where a shortened, hypersensitive muscle will ‘grasp’ the needle in what some describe as a cramping sensation.

This reaction is similar to a brief muscle cramp and should subside shortly after treatment. In very rare cases, some soreness may persist for up to 24-48 hours after treatment. If it persists, you can treat it at home with ice or heat and plenty of fluids.

Are you ready to be comfortable again?

Call Wise Physical Therapy right away!

Do you have neck pain or a recurring headache? Have you been unable to do what you enjoy because of an overuse injury? If so, dry needling would most likely benefit you!

Please contact Wise Physical Therapy in Anchorage, AK as soon as possible to set up an appointment and get back on track!

Your Next Steps…

  1. Request An Appointment

  2. Receive A Custom Treatment Plan

  3. Work Hard and Progress In Your Recovery

  4. Recover & Enjoy Life Pain-Free!