What is Dry Needling

Dry Needling is an advanced needling technique for the treatment of myofascial pain using a very thin, single-use, sterile filiform needle to release a taut band of muscle or tissue.

Dry Needling requires a physical therapy examination to determine the specific anatomic regions of the body involved that may be contributing to the patient’s diagnosis or symptoms. Dry Needling is not acupuncture, which is derived from Traditional Chinese Medicine. Dry Needling is a Western treatment technique based on anatomy and physiology medical principles.

Dry Needling can be performed by an experienced physical therapist who has received specialized training in Dry Needling techniques. Your physical therapist will determine the appropriateness of the utilization of Dry Needling in conjunction with other treatment techniques as necessary to address your particular symptom or diagnosis. A specific physician referral is not required in most cases for Dry Needling to be performed.

Benefits of Dry Needling

  • Decrease pain

  • Improve muscle function

  • Improve range of motion, flexibility and strength

Who could benefit from Dry Needling

Anyone experiencing neck, back, shoulder, hip, knee, ankle, temporomandibular pain, headaches, shin splints, tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome and overuse / sports-related injuries.



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Chicago, Illinois 60640 


Stacey is the BEST physical therapist and seeing her for my numerous pains is exactly what I needed. She has done so much to correct my posture, strengthen my back muscles and even correct the curvature in my spine. I know now that much of the pain I am experiencing is from accidents and injuries I had growing up, which have not come to the surface until now. What a blessing to have found Stacey and to be seeing her.


Stacey is the very best at what she does. My neighbor referred her, and I thank her for the referral any’ chance I get. Stacey is professional, knowledgeable and is devoted to fixing what is wrong and taking away the pain! She is compassionate, yet not afraid to push her patients to reach their full potential. Her goal is to make her patients whole and to allow them to resume their normal life. She succeeds, and I highly endorse her.


I was originally recommended to see Stacey for my shoulder after rotator cuff surgery. The shoulder was very painful and did not seem to heal correctly. I had better movement, but there was still a lot of pain despite getting several injections after the surgery. Turns out that I needed to have a second surgery to release the nerve which Stacey suspected.

After healing from the second surgery, 6 months later, I had extensive abdominal surgery which seemed to worsen my back and hip pain post surgery. So, I went back to Stacey to get some relief.


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